Scts

16-30 of 88 Articles
Clock icon 2 minutes

Fines collection rates are making consistent progress against the problems presented by the coronavirus crisis, the latest report from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service shows. The three-year collection rates for all fine/penalty types show percentage point increases for both value and number

Clock icon 2 minutes

Following the Scottish government’s announcement that most of Scotland will move to Covid Protection “level 2” on 17 May, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has reviewed the operating arrangements in place across the courts. From 17 May cases will be allocated within the max

Clock icon 2 minutes

New figures show that 468 sheriff solemn cases were concluded in March – nine per cent higher than the average pre-Covid level. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has published today the seventh monthly workbook to show the throughput of criminal cases in the courts.

Clock icon 2 minutes

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has confirmed that the scheduled resumption of Sheriff Court summary criminal business will go ahead from Monday 19 April. The majority of summary trials in the Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court had been adjourned since January due to lockd

Clock icon 1 minute

Last month the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service announced plans to commence a court recovery programme from September 2021, which will include the expansion of remote jury centres and a daily increase of: While planning is still at an early stage, it is proposed that, in addition to existing lo

Clock icon 2 minutes

More than 350 sheriff solemn cases were concluded in February, which is 82 per cent of the pre-Covid level. Figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service show that during the month of February:

Clock icon 2 minutes

The number of cases concluded between September and December last year almost matched the rest of the year combined, new figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) show. The figures detail further progress in court recovery in the quarter preceding the second Covid-19 lockdow

Clock icon 2 minutes

Fines collection rates have been steady during the pandemic with three-year rates showing percentage rises, according to the latest figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. The three-year collection rates for all fine/penalty types show improvement for both value and number when the f

Clock icon 2 minutes

Petitions are at their lowest level in nine months and are five per cent lower than the average monthly pre-Covid level, according to new figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS). This shows the volumes of cases being progressed each month in the High Court, Sheriff Court and Ju

Clock icon 10 minutes

Eric McQueen, chief executive of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS), has written to bar associations in response to a letter raising concerns about the implementation of Covid-19 protections in court and tribunal buildings. We reproduce his letter in full below. Thank you for your lett

Clock icon 2 minutes

Following last week’s announcement that during the latest lockdown the criminal courts will focus on the most serious cases, seven sheriff courts are now running jury trials linked to remote jury centres. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ayr, Paisley, Kilmarnock, Hamilton and Airdrie Sheriff Courts are now

Clock icon 3 minutes

There were more High Court evidence led trials in December 2020 than during the same period in the preceding two years amid severe delays caused by the pandemic, new figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) show. Remote jury centres enabled 29 High Court evidence led trials

Clock icon 4 minutes

As a result of the increasing spread of the new variant of Covid-19 across Scotland, the Lord President, Lord Carloway has announced that during the lockdown period the criminal courts will focus on the most serious trials and the majority of summary trials in the Sheriff Court and Justice of t

16-30 of 88 Articles