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SCTS News

  • New Evidence and Hearings Suite for children and vulnerable witnesses opens

    Nov 18, 2019
    A new specialised Evidence and Hearings Suite has opened in Glasgow providing facilities to let child witnesses pre-record their evidence and for vulnerable witnesses to give evidence remotely away from the formality of a court room.
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  • New Initiative to Modernise Summary Courts

    Nov 07, 2019
    A new initiative following the SCTS Evidence and Procedure Review will see three sheriff courts, Dundee, Hamilton and Paisley, piloting an innovative approach to test the benefits of stronger judicial case management and earlier engagement with the Crown and defence agents in summary cases.
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  • Solicitor member sought by advisory council

    Nov 01, 2019
    The Lord President is seeking to appoint a solicitor member to the Advisory Council on Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers. The closing date is Friday 29 November 2019.
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  • Clutha FAI Determination published

    Oct 30, 2019
    The Sheriff Principal’s Determination in the Clutha Fatal Accident Inquiry has been published on the SCTS website and is available to read here. A summary has also been published on the Judiciary of Scotland website
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  • Brexit Project Teams

    Oct 25, 2019
    SCTS Brexit Project Teams have been working closely with Scottish Government and justice organisations in planning for Brexit.
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