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Courts in the north and north-east face "significant" delays and increased costs as thousands of people fail to appear for court cases every year, The Press and Journal reports. Since 2015, officials have granted more than 10,000 arrest warrants to track people who have failed to appear in the dock,

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The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has installed public access defibrillator (PADs) in all of the SCTS buildings across Scotland. All of the PADs have been registered with the Scottish Ambulance Service and there have to date been three occasions when members of the public have been di

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The new Glasgow Tribunals Centre at Atlantic Quay has been opened by President of Scottish Tribunals, Lady Smith and Senior President of Tribunals, Sir Ernest Ryder. An event was held to celebrate the completion of the flagship facility where a number of tribunals supported by the Scottish Courts an

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A new fully digital process for simple procedure cases is ready to be rolled out next Thursday, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has said. Civil Online was initially introduced in March last year to allow parties to track the progress of cases in court and was further enhanced in Dec

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The percentage of High Court trials adjourned due to lack of court time has declined. The figure fell from 2.2 per cent in 2014/15 to 0.9 per cent for the first three quarters of 2018/19 – a drop of 1.3 percentage points, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) statistical bulletin sh

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Enhanced information in relation to upcoming appeal cases in the Court of Session is now available on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals website. New case details include summaries of forthcoming appeals and links to first instance decisions, where they are available.

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New guidance has been issued by the commercial judges relating to the recovery of documents in commercial actions, the enforcement of adjudication awards and circumstances in which dispensing with certain of the court’s usual requirements may be appropriate. A revised and updated version of Co

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