The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has denied suggestions it may have altered court statistics to make it "appear as if we are getting through the backlog".
Published 23 November 2021
Last month's sheriff solemn caseload was 102 per cent of the average pre-Covid level, new figures show.
Published 19 October 2021
More than 4,650 sheriff summary cases were concluded last month, almost reaching pre-Covid levels.
Published 22 September 2021
More than 260 people attended a tribunals conference held virtually yesterday to consider future developments as the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland enters a period of substantial expansion.
Published 8 September 2021
New figures show that 58 High Court cases were concluded in July, which is 86 per cent of the average pre-Covid level.
Published 18 August 2021
Scotland has recorded 10 high-value fraud cases during the first half of 2021, as logistical challenges for the country’s justice system begin to ease.
Published 4 August 2021
The number of sheriff solemn cases concluded last month exceeded pre-Covid levels, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) figures show.
Published 21 July 2021
The Law Society of Scotland has expressed irritation with the pace of court re-openings as Scotland moves to level 0.
Published 14 July 2021
Much of Scotland's "already strained" justice system will grind to a halt later this year because of the demand placed on resources by the COP26 in Glasgow – the biggest and most complex event ever held in Scotland.
Published 6 July 2021
Last month saw the completion of 442 sheriff solemn cases, a figure that is 103 per cent of the average pre-Covid level.
Published 22 June 2021
Justice of the peace courts across Scotland will reopen for hearings on Monday.
Published 4 June 2021
Remote jury centres enabled 197 sheriff solemn evidence led trials to proceed in the latter part of 2020/21, a return to pre-pandemic throughput, new figures show.
Published 3 June 2021
Fines collection rates are making consistent progress against the problems presented by the coronavirus crisis, the latest report from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service shows.
Published 20 May 2021
Figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service show that 463 sheriff solemn cases were concluded last month, which is eight per cent higher than the pre-Covid average.
Published 19 May 2021
Following the Scottish government’s announcement that most of Scotland will move to Covid Protection “level 2” on 17 May, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has reviewed the operating arrangements in place across the courts.
Published 14 May 2021