All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I know my email motion has been received?

Every message received by either email address associated to the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court will be acknowledged by an automatic response confirming receipt.

What should I do if I haven’t received an automatic response?

In the first instance, confirm that the email has indeed been sent and has left your server. If all is in order with your IT setup, please contact the Court by telephone to firstly confirm that your email has been received, and to advise that you have not received an automatic response. The Court team will be able to confirm receipt, and will investigate whether there is an issue within the SCTS IT system.

What can I not send in by email?

Documents other than PI Settlement forms cannot be submitted by email unless they are directly related to a motion which has been enrolled at the same time. Additionally, if attaching an inventory of productions, please only attach the inventory, and provide hard copy productions in person or by post once the interlocutor has been issued to parties.

Please also note that attachments cannot exceed 1.9 megabytes in order to be received onto the SCTS server. Emails over this size will not be received by the recipient inbox.

What formats are acceptable for email submission?

As per Practice Note 2 of 2015, documents may be submitted in either word (.doc or .docx) or pdf format. In the case of documents which require a signature, this can either be an electronic or scanned signature, and the emailed documents will be held in place of the original document. The principal document does NOT require to be lodged if you have provided a scanned copy along with the motion.

How will proceedings be recorded in a proof or jury trial in the All-Scotland Sheriff PI Court?

In the first instance, it falls to the pursuer’s agent to instruct a short-hand writer to attend at any proof or jury trial to make a record of proceedings. The facility to record evidence electronically is also available, and may be allowed by a sheriff following a motion having been made by either or both parties.