The Office of the Accountant of Court

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The Accountant of Court is an Officer of Court appointed to:

  • Supervise the actings of individuals appointed by the Courts as Judicial Factors or Administrators to manage estates under the Judicial Factors Act 1849 and the Proceeds of Crime (Scotland) Act 1995
  • Administer or supervise the administration of property belonging to children under the age of 16 years as required by the Children (Scotland) Act 1995
  • Administer Child Trust Fund accounts where there is no person who has parental responsibilities for a child under the age of 16 where the child is in care and accommodated in Scotland, all in terms of the Child Trust Fund Act 2004
  • Manage funds consigned with the Accountant of Court in accordance with a Court of Session interlocutor or in the process of liquidation proceedings

Contact Details

Postal address

The Accountant of Court's Office, Hadrian House, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, Falkirk, FK1 1XR

Accountant of Court, Judicial Factories, Edinburgh Sheriff Court, 27 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LB

Main telephone

See contact details for the Accountant of Court

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Accountant of Court: Fiona Brown


550361, Falkirk 3

550314, Edinburgh 37

Legal post

LP 17, Falkirk

LP 14, Edinburgh 10


01324 678365


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.

Opening Times

The Accountant Of Court will be opened to the public from 09.00 - 17.00 Monday to Friday. To be sure of seeing a relevant member of staff it is preferable for one to make an appointment. Appointments are available throughout each working day until 16.45.

Public Holidays


January 3, 4
April 15, 18
May 2
June 2, 3, 27
July 11
September 26
December 5, 23*, 26, 27
* half day


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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