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More than 4,650 sheriff summary cases were concluded last month, almost reaching pre-Covid levels. The latest figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) also show that during August:

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More than 260 people attended a tribunals conference held virtually yesterday to consider future developments as the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland enters a period of substantial expansion. The conference discussed the ways in which the Scottish tribunals, both devolved and reserved, have adapted

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New figures show that 58 High Court cases were concluded in July, which is 86 per cent of the average pre-Covid level. Figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service show that during July 2021:

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The number of sheriff solemn cases concluded last month exceeded pre-Covid levels, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) figures show. There were 459 sheriff solemn cases concluded in June, which is 107 per cent of the average pre-Covid level.

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The Law Society of Scotland has expressed irritation with the pace of court re-openings as Scotland moves to level 0. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) announced today that it will keep in place the suspension of physical attendance at courts, except in relation to criminal trial diet

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Much of Scotland's "already strained" justice system will grind to a halt later this year because of the demand placed on resources by the COP26 in Glasgow – the biggest and most complex event ever held in Scotland. The conference, hosted by the UK government, will take place at the SEC i

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Last month saw the completion of 442 sheriff solemn cases, a figure that is 103 per cent of the average pre-Covid level. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has published today the ninth monthly workbook to show the throughput of criminal cases in our courts.

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Justice of the peace courts across Scotland will reopen for hearings on Monday. The plan to restart JP court criminal business was announced following the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service’s review of operating arrangements in courts after the Scottish government announcement of the easing

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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