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It has been brought to the attention of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) that clear guidance is required in respect of procedure where there has been a change of agency, and in particular where new agents wish to use Civil Online. If you have been instructed following a change of age

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Solicitors are invited to see a beta version of the new caveats portal on Thursday 23 June 2022. Two sessions will take place on the 23 June 2022. The first session will take place at 11am and will be repeated at 4pm.

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Civil Online users can now submit documents with a file size of up to 50mb for both ordinary cause and simple procedure. Solicitors can use Civil Online to submit documents for all types of ordinary procedure action and are also able to use the Civil Online API to transfer simple procedure claims di

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The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has developed a service to allow solicitors to complete an online form to lodge a caveat. This service will be available for both Sheriff Court and Court of Session caveats. One of the key features of the service is a new login process different from

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It has more the flavour of a prequel than a sequel as juries return to court this summer. They had been appearing in Odeon venues to watch trials on the silver screen via video link at the height of the pandemic in what was an innovative Scottish production.

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Hundreds of people in the north east were told to travel in excess of 100 miles to Inverness for jury duty because of a mistake by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS). In total, 250 letters were sent to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire residents instructing them to appear at the remote jury c

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Evidence led trials in Scotland decreased by 15 per cent to 1,716 in Q3 2021/22 compared to Q2, new figures show. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) quarterly statistical bulletin contains figures on activity in all High, Sheriff, Justice of the Peace and criminal appeal courts with na

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The level of cases concluded in Scotland's courts is 77 per cent of the average pre-Covid level, new figures show. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has published its latest monthly workbook to show the throughput of criminal cases in the courts.

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The fine collection rate is continuing to recover, the latest Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service quarterly fines report shows. The three-year collection rates for all fine/penalty types show improvement for both value and number when the figures as at 18 January 2022 are compared with 18 October

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Two new members have joined the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service Board. Ruth Innes QC joins as advocate member and Lynsey Walker as solicitor member. Their four-year terms began this week. They replace Dr Kirsty J Hood QC and Simon J D Catto.

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This month may prove to be the “most challenging time of the pandemic”, according to the head of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. Eric McQueen has warned that the increasing level of positive Covid cases and need to self-isolate are likely to cause further case delays and that

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Last month 414 Sheriff solemn cases were concluded in Scotland, which is 96 per cent of the average pre-Covid level. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has published its latest monthly workbook to show the throughput of criminal cases in our courts.

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Domestic abuse cases accounted for 34 per cent of Sheriff summary trials called and 43 per cent of Sheriff summary trials in which evidence was led between July and September, new figures show. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service quarterly statistical bulletin contains figures on activity in a

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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". Criminal defence solicitor Euan Gosney tweeted on November 19 that there "were approx 60+ summary trials in Edinburgh Sheriff Cou

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Last month's sheriff solemn caseload was 102 per cent of the average pre-Covid level, new figures show. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service's figures on the throughput of criminal cases in September also show:

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