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Lerwick Sheriff 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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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
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Postal address

King Erik Street,
Lerwick,
Shetland,
ZE1 0HD

 

Main telephone

01595 693914

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Janet Hunter

All commissary work carried out

Email

lerwick@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

Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Local and out of town buses stop at Viking bus station. Timetables are available at online.

By car

There is no public parking available at the court house. There are a number of car parks within the town centre which are clearly sign posted.

By taxi

There is no taxi rank at the court. Taxis can be found at Victoria Pier.

By air

The nearest Airport is in Sumburgh which is approximately 25 miles from Lerwick.


On Arrival

When you arrive at the sheriff court, please report to the sheriff clerk's office on the ground floor. Jurors should initially report to the sheriff clerk's office where you will be guided to the courtroom.

If you have any mobility issues, please contact 01595 693914 prior to attending as the courtroom is on the second floor of the building.

Facilities

There are a number of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance of the court house.

If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided if the court sits onto the afternoon.

A loop induction service is available in all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact 01595 693914 if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online.

Payment Methods: Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cheque or Postal Order.

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

Public Holidays

2020

January 1. 2
April 10, 13
May 8
November 30
December 25, 28

 



 

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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