Structured search removal

In 2014 we removed the structured search from all searches on our website. The previous version, which used a custom Google search did not give us sufficient control over what was searched or indexed on the website.


The new keyword search allows you ‘advanced’ searching by using AND / OR operators for example, “Judge Montgomery” AND “Judge Plumptre”. This would return one result which matched the phrase “Judge Montgomery” and “Judge Plumptre”. If you searched the same phrase but changed the AND to OR, you would get two results because it’s looking for one or the other.

Quotation Marks

By using quotation marks, you can also search for an exact phrase for example, “Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service”. If you searched without the quotation marks, then the search would look for each individual word and return many more results.


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