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Lanark Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court


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.

Fines can be paid online and by phone. See Fines Payment for latest information.


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)


Sheriffdom orders during Coronavirus

The following Sheriffdom guidance, information and practice notes apply to this court.

Please also refer to the Rules and Practice section of the website.
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Act of Court No 6 (Public Holidays 2021)PDF207.29 KB25 Sep, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 20 – Re-fixing of Solemn Criminal Proceedings for October 2020PDF64.68 KB25 Sep, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 4 (Public Holiday Amendments)PDF99.45 KB28 Aug, 2020 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants - Electronic Submission of Documents 26.08.20PDF111.44 KB26 Aug, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 19: Re-fixing of Solemn Criminal Proceedings for September 2020PDF60.86 KB26 Aug, 2020 Download
SSDG Guidance on Management of Civil Business 24.08.20PDF393.98 KB24 Aug, 2020 Download
Guidance on Management of Criminal Business 29.07.20PDF193.30 KB29 Jul, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 18: Re-fixing diets in Solemn Criminal Proceedings for August 2020PDF77.52 KB29 Jul, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 3 (Criminal Court Holidays)PDF57.90 KB02 Jul, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 16: Re-fixing diets in Solemn Criminal Business for July 2020PDF73.32 KB30 Jun, 2020 Download
Practice Note no.15 of 2020: Orders in terms of section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995PDF215.76 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Practice Note no.14 of 2020: Children’s Referrals and Related Applications under the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2014PDF460.13 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 13: Transfer of Solemn and Summary Criminal Proceedings to Stranraer, Ayr and Lanark Sheriff and Justice of the Peace CourtsPDF134.52 KB12 Jun, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 12: Transfer of Solemn and Summary Criminal Business for Airdrie & Lanark cases to Airdrie Sheriff and Justice of the Peace CourtPDF95.94 KB02 Jun, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 2 (Criminal Court Holidays)PDF39.69 KB29 May, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 11: Re-fixing Diets in Solemn Criminal Business for June 2020PDF68.87 KB28 May, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 1 (Criminal Court Holidays) PDF45.50 KB18 May, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 10 Covid-19: Re-fixing Diets in Summary Criminal Business for June 2020PDF101.63 KB18 May, 2020 Download
SSDG Information Notice 6 May 2020: Commissary BusinessPDF44.91 KB06 May, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 9 Covid-19: Re-fixing Diets in Summary Criminal Business for April/May 2020PDF139.39 KB06 May, 2020 Download
SSDG Information Notice 17 April 2020: Intimation of diets for criminal businessPDF175.18 KB17 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 7 Covid-19: Re-fixing Diets in Solemn Criminal Business in April/May 2020PDF145.15 KB15 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 5 Covid-19: Transfer Order in respect of Criminal Proceedings within SSDGPDF225.86 KB08 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 4 Covid-19: Practice Note 3 Superseded – Use of Minute of AgreementPDF89.56 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 2 Covid-19: Initial Management of Civil BusinessPDF105.03 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 1 Covid-19: Initial Guidance on all Sheriff and JP Court BusinessPDF136.17 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Amended Refixing Summary Criminal Business 23.03.20 LanarkPDF108.09 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download

Lanark Sheriff Court was totally refurbished over a period of two years and re-opened in 2004. The Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building in February 2010.

Lanark Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
24 Hope Street,
Lanark,
ML11 7NE

 

Main telephone

01555 661531

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Carolyne C Blair

All commissary work carried out

DX

570832

Fax

01555 664319

Email

lanark@scotcourts.gov.uk

Accessibility contact

If you want to contact us using text relay please follow the guidance at this link -  the Next Generation Text Service

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court (by phone or attend in person), a telephone interpretation service is available.  To access this service ask for telephone interpreting and the language required. This service is NOT available during actual court proceedings.

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

Directions

The court is situated two doors away from Lanark public library in Hope Street. The library is signposted from Lanark High Street which is well served by bus routes. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Several bus routes pass through High Street. The bus station is situated next to the rail station.

By rail

Lanark Train Station is a 15 minute walk from the court.

By car

There is no public car parking at the court. There are numerous public car parks within a 15 minute walk from the court.

On Arrival

On arrival, the public counter is immediately to the right of the entrance door as you come into the building. If you are attending for jury duty please report to the public counter.

Wheelchair users can access the court via a ramp at the front of the building. A lift is available to take visitors from the ground floor to the first floor level for access to the courts themselves.

Facilities

There is a tea bar on the ground floor of the building. The tea bar is open from 09:30 until 12:00 approx. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for jurors if the court sits into the afternoon.

A loop induction system is available in both court rooms and at the public counter.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online or fines payments can be taken at the public counter at the right hand side of the building as you come in.

Payment Methods: Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cheque or Postal Order. Please do not send cash through the post.

Please make cheques and postal orders payable to "Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service". Send by post to: Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, Central Processing Unit, PO Box 23, Glasgow, G5 9DA

Opening Times

Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:00, Fri 09:00 - 16:30

Public Holidays

2020
January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8, 25

September 28

November 30

December 25, 28
 

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links

Accessibility

 

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