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.
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
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.
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
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
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:
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:
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
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:
Scotland has recorded 10 high-value fraud cases during the first half of 2021, as logistical challenges for the country’s justice system begin to ease. The latest data from KPMG’s Fraud Barometer report reveals 10 cases of alleged fraud took place, valued at over £2.5 million, in 2
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.
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
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
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.
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