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Aberdeen Civil Justice Centre and Commercial Courts




Important arrangements during the Coronavirus outbreak

This court is open for business, but please note the following arrangements at this time.

This court is only open to staff, judiciary, those with permanent office accommodation, media or parties who are directly involved in cases being heard in the building and who have been requested to attend at court.

Where court cases require personal appearance, intimation will have been made to parties in advance of the court date.

There is no public counter and members of the public will not be permitted to enter, unless requested by the court.

If you want to pay your fine or would like information and advice please visit our Pay a Fine page. 

Hub Courts for new, first instance custodies

New, first instance custody cases will continue to be heard in hub courts as first instance cases in each Sheriffdom as follows. Thereafter, if a further substantive hearing is assigned this will be to the court of local jurisdiction.

Glasgow and Strathkelvin

Glasgow Sheriff and JP Court

Lothian and Borders

Lothian and Borders no longer operates the Hub court system. All business, including first instance custody cases, has returned to local courts.

Edinburgh Sheriff and JP Court
Livingston Sheriff and JP Court
Jedburgh Sheriff and JP Court
Selkirk Sheriff and JP Court

Tayside, Central and Fife

Dundee  Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Forfar and Perth)
Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Stirling and Alloa)
Kirkcaldy Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Dunfermline)

Grampian, Highland and Islands

Inverness Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Elgin, Fort William, Portree, Tain and Wick. Island custody courts will be dealt with on a case by case basis)
Aberdeen Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Peterhead and Banff)

North Strathclyde

Paisley Sheriff and JP Court
Kilmarnock Sheriff and JP Court 
Greenock Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Dunoon)
Dumbarton Sheriff Court and JP Court (business transferring from Oban and Campbeltown)

South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

Ayr Sheriff Court and JP Court
Hamilton Sheriff Court and JP Court 
Dumfries Sherrif Court and JP Court (business transferring from Stranraer)
Airdrie Sheriff Court and JP Court (business transferring from Lanark)


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Order by Sheriff Principal D C W PylePDF161.52 KB24 Nov, 2020 Download
Order No 4 2020 In Relation to Proceedings on IndictmentPDF247.28 KB24 Nov, 2020 Download
Proceedings on Indictment Order No 4 2020 PDF351.99 KB27 Oct, 2020 Download
Custody Order PDF70.68 KB04 Aug, 2020 Download
Order Transfer Proceedings No 3PDF182.37 KB30 Jun, 2020 Download
Electronic submission of documents Civil No 4 of 2020PDF104.73 KB26 Jun, 2020 Download
Electronic submission of documentsPDF195.62 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Guidance Civil No 2PDF244.24 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Guidance Summary Business No 2PDF182.91 KB11 Jun, 2020 Download
Order for Criminal Business GHIPDF89.85 KB20 Apr, 2020 Download
Order Transfer of Proceedings SP Pyle No2PDF93.16 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order Transfer of Proceedings SP Pyle No 1PDF96.17 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Civil Guidance GHIPDF117.55 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance Summary Business GHIPDF71.80 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download




This complex, located in the former Justice of the Peace Court is a specialist centre designed to hear civil and commercial cases.

There are two other court buildings in Aberdeen:

Please visit the relevant page for information or contact details.


 

Aberdeen Civil Justice Centre

Contact details


Sheriff Clerk

Jeff Newman

Location

Aberdeen Civil Justice Centre and Commercial Courts
Queen Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1AQ

Postal Address for correspondence

Castle Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1WP

DX

AB61

Telephone

01224 657200

Fax

01224 657234

Email

aberdeen@scotcourts.gov.uk

Retrieval or borrowing of archived civil documents

  • Anyone wishing to borrow or consult any civil document archived in the main Sheriff and JP Court building (prior to 15 July 2014)  will require to give a minimum of 24 hours written notice to the Civil Department in order to allow sufficient time for the document(s) to be retrieved.
  • Anyone wishing to borrow or consult any civil document archived off site will require to give a minimum of seven days written notice to the Civil Department in order to allow sufficient time for the document(s) to be retrieved.

Directions


The entrance to Aberdeen Civil Justice and Commercial Court is located in Queen Street beside Grampian Police Headquarters (behind the sheriff court).

We encourage the use of public transport as part of its commitment to sustainable development. Please use the travel planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Buses stop on Union Street, King Street, Castle Street and at Aberdeen bus station on Guild Street beside the train station. Timetable information is available from FirstGroup or Traveline on 0870 6082608.

By rail

Aberdeen train station is located on Guild Street and is approximately a 10 minute walk away. Timetable information is available from ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries.

By car

There is no public car park at any of the court buildings. Metered car parking, maximum stay 4 hours is available nearby. The nearest long-stay car park is the NCP at Shiprow, a 5 minutes walk. Court users who bring their ticket to reception for validation can receive a 25% discount on parking fees here.

By taxi

The main taxi ranks are located at Hadden Street, Back Wynd, Dee Street and Chapel Street.

By air

Aberdeen Airport is in the Dyce area of Aberdeen and is approximately a 45 minutes drive in rush-hour traffic from the courthouse.

On arrival


Please contact the reception desk staff who will be able to direct you to the appropriate courtroom or waiting room.

Facilities


There are a variety of restaurants and cafes within a few minutes walk from the courthouse. 

A hearing loop system is available in all court rooms for those with hearing difficulties. Please speak to court staff if you require assistance.

If you use British Sign Language (BSL) and wish to phone us using a sign language interpreter, you can use the online video relay interpreting service. For more information see the contactSCOTLAND website. www.contactscotland-bsl.org

 

Pay a Fine


If you want to pay your fine or would like information and advice please visit our Pay a Fine page. 

Opening times


Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00- 16:30

Switchboard Mon - Thu 09.00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00, Fri 09.00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:30.

 

Public Holidays



2020

November 30
December 25, 28

2021

January 1, 4
April 2, 5, 19
May 3
July 12
September 27
December 6, 27, 28



 

 

 

Complaints


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links



 

There is an accessible court on the ground floor of the complex and the SCTS plan further work to make the upper floor accessible. A disabled ramp accessible from x Street provides wheelchair access.

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