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SCTS News

  • New SCTS Board member

    May 01, 2020
    Dr Sophie Flemig has been appointed to the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service Board.
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  • Tayside Commercial Court to expand

    Apr 30, 2020
    Following the success of the Tayside Commercial Court, it is to expand to cover the whole Tayside, Central and Fife Sheriffdom. The Tayside Commercial Court was established three years ago and deals with a wide range of business such as certain contracts, the sale of goods, the export or import of merchandise; insurance; banking; leases and the provision of services.
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  • Sheriff Court Civil Business – Guidance Effective From 1 May 2020

    Apr 29, 2020
    Our announcement on Friday 24 April advised of the restarting of certain categories of civil business in the sheriff courts, beyond the urgent and necessary categories, where it can be carried out remotely and earlier resolution would be beneficial.
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  • Sheriff Appeal Court Update - Civil

    Apr 28, 2020
    Contingency arrangements for civil proceedings within the Sheriff Appeal Court have been updated and new guidance issued.
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  • Sheriff Court Civil Business

    Apr 24, 2020
    This week saw the successful launch of the virtual court for Inner House appeals and remote tele conference hearings in the Outer House. Along with Sheriffs Principal and the Law Society of Scotland, we have also been assessing what civil business in the sheriff courts, beyond the urgent and necessary categories, can be carried out remotely where earlier resolution would be beneficial.
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