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SCTS News

  • Courts closed for local holidays

    Jul 03, 2020
    Some courts are closed on Monday 6 July for local holidays.
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  • Extending Virtual Summary Trials in Scotland

    Jul 03, 2020
    Following the success of virtual trials in Aberdeen and Inverness, Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle has recommended the use of virtual courts as a necessity for summary criminal cases.
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  • Confirmation on simple procedure

    Jul 02, 2020
    Further to discussion between SCTS and the Law Society, Sheriffs Principal have confirmed that in line with the published guidance of 1 June 2020, all simple procedure claims, submitted either via Civil Online, email or paper, will be registered, provided they were lodged before the receiving court moved into phase 2 of its recovery programme, after 15 June.
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  • Simple Procedure Update

    Jun 30, 2020
    The Law Society raised the issue of simple procedure actions with us and asked us to clarify the position.See update.
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  • The Future of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals

    Jun 19, 2020
    The Lord President, Lord Carloway, today issued a statement on the impact of the Coronavirus situation upon Scotland's courts and tribunals.
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