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Coronavirus: Orders, Guidance and Practice Notes

During the Coronavirus there has been a number of Orders, Information, Guidance and Practice Notes published. 

General Guidance

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High Court and Sheriff criminal appeal Guidance 08.03.2021PDF96.07 KB28 Aug, 2020 Download
Guidance on Facilitating Pleas of Guilty in Summary Criminal Proceedings Sheriff and JP Courts PDF132.05 KB05 Jun, 2020 Download
Attendance by electronic means for custody casesPDF363.54 KB04 Jun, 2020 Download

Directions

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Lord President’s Direction No 2 of 2020 Publication on the website of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. Court of Session. Sheriff CourtPDF285.44 KB09 Jun, 2020 Download
Lord President's Direction No 1 of 2020 Exception to electronic signatures and transmission of documents. Sheriff CourtPDF91.17 KB09 Apr, 2020 Download

Sheriffdom

Glasgow and Strathkelvin

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Practice Note - Virtual Custody Court Pilot (05-07-21)PDF390.91 KB05 Jul, 2021 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 2 of 2021) (22-06-21)PDF171.15 KB29 Jun, 2021 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Civil Business (No 1 of 2021) (22-06-21)PDF202.83 KB29 Jun, 2021 Download
Order Refixing Justice of the Peace Court CasesPDF167.17 KB12 Jan, 2021 Download
Coronavirus Guidance (No 17) (Electronic Submission of Documents (24-06-20)PDF136.43 KB25 Jun, 2020 Download

Grampian, Highland and Islands

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Guidance Civil No 2PDF244.24 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Electronic submission of documents Civil No 4 of 2020PDF104.73 KB26 Jun, 2020 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants - Adoption Proceedings GHIPDF104.39 KB21 May, 2021 Download
Civil Guidance - Video Conference CallPDF126.59 KB03 Sep, 2021 Download
2022 Custody DirectionPDF239.43 KB19 Oct, 2021 Download

Lothian and Borders

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LB_COVID_Summary Criminal Business Update 25 FebPDF386.05 KB25 Feb, 2021 Download
LB_No 1 COVID-19_Summary Criminal Business 12 JanuaryPDF384.56 KB13 Jan, 2021 Download
LB Order Transfer of Criminal Business 05.08.2020PDF108.12 KB06 Aug, 2020 Download
Guidance Civil businessPDF168.16 KB22 Jun, 2020 Download
LB_Order_Transfer of Criminal BusinessPDF172.92 KB12 Jun, 2020 Download
LB_Order_Transfer of Business_2 June 2020PDF103.88 KB02 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance_LB_Summary Criminal Business_20 May 2020PDF117.36 KB21 May, 2020 Download
Act of Court 1 - 2020PDF54.05 KB14 May, 2020 Download
LB Covid-19 Civil Business 30 April 2020PDF369.24 KB30 Apr, 2020 Download
LB_Order_Transfer of Business_25.Mar.20PDF143.75 KB02 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Civil Criminal Business_26 Mar 20PDF125.35 KB02 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Family Court BusinessPDF137.25 KB02 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re CONVIC 19 Arrangements re SCRA Cases_25 03 20PDF175.90 KB02 Apr, 2020 Download

North Strathclyde

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JP Court restart and transfer of LGH JP Court businessPDF49.74 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Electronic submisison of documents No2 26.06.20PDF254.38 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Civil Business No 5PDF273.35 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Amended Act of Court for Public Holidays in July Aug Sept 2020PDF82.40 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Civil Business No 4PDF357.22 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 4 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF236.20 KB19 May, 2022 Download

South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

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SSDG Act of Court No 1 of 2021 - public holidays and custody courts 2022PDF205.77 KB12 Aug, 2021 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants - Adoption ProceedingsPDF74.76 KB11 May, 2021 Download
SSDG Order of Court No 15 of 2021: Dumfries & Stranraer – Transfer of Solemn Trial Diets and the Lists of Potential JurorsPDF85.13 KB10 Mar, 2021 Download
SSDG Order of Court No 24: Transfer of Solemn Trial Diets and the Lists of Potential JurorsPDF81.82 KB27 Nov, 2020 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants – Management of Civil Business 22.10.20PDF411.36 KB22 Oct, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 6 (Public Holidays 2021)PDF207.29 KB25 Sep, 2020 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants - Electronic Submission of Documents 26.08.20PDF111.44 KB26 Aug, 2020 Download
Practice Note no.15 of 2020: Orders in terms of section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995PDF215.76 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Practice Note no.14 of 2020: Children’s Referrals and Related Applications under the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2014PDF460.13 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download

Tayside, Central and Fife

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Order 12 in respect of Solemn business - 18 August 2021PDF360.04 KB18 Aug, 2021 Download
Act of Court 2022PDF180.51 KB13 Aug, 2021 Download
Order 9 in Respect of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF111.37 KB01 Jul, 2021 Download

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