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To assist with jury trials in the High Court, the following sheriffs have been appointed by the Scottish ministers to act as temporary judges from 1 August: The Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain QC, warned MSPs in November last year that the backlog of cases was an "enormous problem" that would take "mult

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A new consultation launched today seeks the public’s views on legislative reform to support Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic. The consultation sets out a range of proposals, including whether some beneficial temporary provisions made under Scottish and UK coronavirus legislation and

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A judge-led initiative in courts across the south of Scotland is proving successful in reducing the backlog of summary court cases caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, many Sheriff Court cases scheduled for trial resolve by an agreed guilty plea between the prosecutor and the defence agent

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New Nightingale-style courts will be opened to deal with the backlog of more than half a million criminal cases that have built up during the pandemic, The Times reports. Ten sites have been identified by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), amongst them town halls and university lecture theatres, wh

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