SCTS announce workshops ahead of Civil Online launch



A series of workshops with representatives from the legal profession and consumer groups will get under way this month to help shape the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service’s move to Civil Online through a web-based portal.

With the expected commencement of the Simple Procedure (Special Claims) Rules in 2018, the SCTS aim to have Civil Online in place to allow solicitors and members of the public to submit cases for registration, defend their cases, pay court fees, lodge documents or photographs to what will form the digital case file and to track their case progress online.

While Civil Online will initially be for Simple Procedure cases, working with the Scottish Civil Justice Council, SCTS will make sure that future court rules for other case types support transacting business through Civil Online.

If you wish to receive updates on Civil Online please send your details including an email address to: civilonline@scotcourtstribunals.gov.uk