Scottish Civil Justice Council publishes second Annual Report and Programme
The Annual Report sets out the work of the SCJC during its second year of existence including rules made and a summary of expenditure. Key achievements include:
increase to the privative limit; creation of a Sheriff Appeal Court; creation of a specialist personal injury court with civil jury trials; simple procedure; compulsory pre-action protocols; and, reforms to judicial review procedure
The Annual Programme describes how the SCJC will continue with this work during 2015/16 including:
(Scotland) Act 2014
forward through court rules
Lord Gill (pictured), chairman of the SCJC said: “The second Annual Report of the Scottish Civil Justice Council describes considerable progress in the implementation of civil courts reform.
“This would not have happened without the hard work of the council and its committees.
“I am grateful to all the members who give freely of their time and expertise to bring about improvements in access to justice in Scotland.”