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The delivery of justice in civil cases and the support for vulnerable witnesses will be "transformed" when the new Dundee Justice Hub becomes operational on 3 June 2024. The new facility at Quadrant House on Riverside Drive will deal with all civil cases from the jurisdiction in a space designed for

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Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee will launch their city centre Low Emission Zones (LEZ) shortly, joining Glasgow whose zone has already been operating for a year. Dundee will commence enforcement on 30 May followed by Aberdeen and Edinburgh on 1 June, Glasgow will commence enforcement for residents wi

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Following the success of the Summary Case Management Pilot for domestic abuse cases at Dundee, Hamilton, Paisley and Glasgow, Perth is now the latest court to benefit from an initiative that has seen a marked reduction in the number of victims and witnesses in summary cases having to attend court. S

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The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is gathering feedback from users to improve its services. As part of its commitment to providing an inclusive and accessible service, SCTS would like to speak with people who work in the legal profession who have a disability or accessibility needs.

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On behalf of the SCTS board, the lord president has announced that Malcolm Graham will be appointed as SCTS chief executive from July 2024, enabling a handover ahead of current chief executive, Eric McQueen’s retirement. The selection panel for the chief executive comprised the Lord President,

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The latest quarterly criminal court figures show progress in Sheriff solemn backlogs. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service statistical bulletin is published today and provides data on criminal cases. This bulletin covers the period Quarter 3 2023/24 (October - December).

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The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) won the People Development Programme of the Year (Public Sector/Not-for-Profit) award at The Learning Awards ceremony in London on 22 February.

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Deborah Anne Lovell has been appointed as a new part-time legal member of the Scottish Land Court. Ms Lovell has also been appointed by the Scottish ministers as a part-time legal member of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland.

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Following the pausing of the post-pandemic reintroduction of solemn jury trials to the sheriff courts at Lerwick, Kirkwall, Portree, Stornoway, Lochmaddy and Wick, assurances have been given by GEOAmey, the prisoner escort contractors, that they will be able to properly resource the courts from spri

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A pilot scheme introduced at three Scottish courts to improve the processing of summary crime has led to one third fewer police witnesses being cited in domestic abuse cases in its first 12 months. An interim report on the Summary Case Management pilot published today, reveals that key achievements

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The vast majority of court users are satisfied with their experience, according to a new survey. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service's (SCTS) Court User Satisfaction Survey measures customer satisfaction in the Supreme Courts, Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Courts and Scottish Land Court.

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Three of six courtrooms in Airdrie Sheriff Court remain out of commission out of concerns about reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC). Although the presence of RAAC in the building has been known for some time, court proceedings were disrupted earlier this week after remedial works raised mo

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A new 'justice hub' is set to open in Dundee next year. The hub, which will provide a trauma-informed evidence by commission (EBC) suite and live link evidence facilities, will serve both the High Court and Sheriff Courts across Tayside, Central and Fife.

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Problems with Scotland’s prison transport service are continuing to have a “significant impact” on the legal system, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has warned. Prisoner transport firm GEOAmey, the company contracted to transport prisoners and young people in custo

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The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has been accused of violating a Scottish government agreement that prohibits the use of zero-hours contracts, which are often exploitative. In a report viewed by The Herald for 2021/22, 26 staff members at SCTS were found to be on zero-hours contracts

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