A new initiative will see three sheriff courts, Dundee, Hamilton and Paisley, piloting a new approach to test the benefits of stronger judicial case management and earlier engagement with the Crown and defence agents in summary cases.
Published 7 November 2019
Details of non-immigration judicial review cases proceeding to a substantive hearing in the Court of Session are now being published online.
Published 24 October 2019
The first digital evidential hearing in a simple procedure case took place last month in Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
Published 12 September 2019
Courts in the north and north-east face "significant" delays and increased costs as thousands of people fail to appear for court cases every year, The Press and Journal reports.
Published 2 September 2019
The new Inverness Justice Centre has reached a key milestone as court officials confirmed the building is now wind and watertight.
Published 23 July 2019
The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has installed public access defibrillator (PADs) in all of the SCTS buildings across Scotland.
Published 11 June 2019
The new Glasgow Tribunals Centre at Atlantic Quay has been opened by President of Scottish Tribunals, Lady Smith and Senior President of Tribunals, Sir Ernest Ryder.
Published 14 May 2019
Gilson Gray and TCH Law were the first firms to use the new fully digital process for simple procedure cases yesterday morning.
Published 26 April 2019
A new fully digital process for simple procedure cases is ready to be rolled out next Thursday, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has said.
Published 18 April 2019
The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has started work on a two court complex to hear sheriff and jury cases and custody cases in Kirkcaldy.
Published 26 March 2019
The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has started work to replace the roof and upgrade the façade of Peterhead Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court.
Published 13 March 2019
The percentage of High Court trials adjourned due to lack of court time has declined.
Published 11 March 2019
Enhanced information in relation to upcoming appeal cases in the Court of Session is now available on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals website.
Published 8 February 2019
New guidance has been issued by the commercial judges relating to the recovery of documents in commercial actions, the enforcement of adjudication awards and circumstances in which dispensing with certain of the court’s usual requirements may be appropriate.
Published 31 January 2019