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  • All-Scotland Personal Injury Court - New Administrative Sheriff and Procedural Change

    Apr 24, 2017
    Sheriff Kenneth McGowan has been appointed as the new Administrative Sheriff for the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court. Following a review of court procedures and practices, Sheriff McGowan has announced that new arrangements for the programming of opposed motions in the PI court will take effect from 2 May 2017.
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  • New Tax Chamber

    Apr 24, 2017
    From today the Tax Chamber within the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland takes on the functions and members of the former First–tier Tax Tribunal for Scotland. The new Chamber President is Anne Scott. The Upper Tax Tribunal is also abolished and replaced by the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.
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  • A New Model for Summary Criminal Court Procedure - Roadshows

    Apr 04, 2017
    SCTS is pleased to announce the programme of public events during April and May to discuss propositions for the radical transformation of the summary justice system.
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  • The Scottish Land Court

    Apr 03, 2017
    From 1 April the Scottish Land Court became one of ”the Scottish courts” as defined by the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 and within the responsibility of the Lord President.
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  • Improving the way evidence from child and vulnerable witnesses is taken

    Mar 29, 2017
    The Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, yesterday introduced a new High Court guideline (Practice Note) that is the first step towards transforming the way we take the evidence of children and vulnerable witnesses.
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