Virtual court

Julie Greig: Your guide to virtual court hearings – what you need to know

Julie Greig gives her top tips for virtual court hearings.

Published 19 November 2020

Bail Appeal Court moves to virtual proceedings

Following a successful inaugural virtual court, the Bail Appeal Court will now convene daily with the presiding appeal sheriff, clerk of court, prosecutor and defence counsel or solicitors all participating remotely.

Published 18 August 2020

Call for virtual courts to become the default in summary cases condemned

Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle's recommendation that virtual courts for summary criminal cases become the default has been described as "absolutely atrocious".

Published 6 July 2020

Virtual Sheriff Court gets off to a positive start

A lawyer in Scotland's first virtual Sheriff Court hearing has praised the process and suggested areas where it can improve.

Published 13 May 2020

First virtual court hearing in Scotland takes place

The first virtual hearing in Scotland held as a result of the coronavirus emergency took place yesterday.

Published 22 April 2020