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Latest News
  • FAI consultation

    Nov 30, 2016
    A consultation has been launched today on the draft Fatal Accident Inquiries Rules, and will run until 23 January, 2017.
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  • Simple Procedure

    Nov 29, 2016
    The new Simple Procedure Rules developed by the Council came into force on 28 November.
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  • Civil Online update

    Nov 15, 2016
    The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is delaying the launch of its Civil Online system in order to invest more time in extensive testing.
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Latest Court Rules
  • Simple Procedure & other Rules changes

    Nov 17, 2016
    This instrument primarily makes amendments relating to the new Simple Procedure Rules but also contains changes to the new Bankruptcy Rules and minor changes to the Ordinary Cause Personal Injury Rules.
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  • Court fees

    Oct 25, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors and Shorthand Writers in the Court of Session, Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Court Amendment) 2016 makes amendments and additions to fees in these courts
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  • Serious Crime Prevention Orders

    Oct 25, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Summary Application Rules 1999 Amendment) (Serious Crime Prevention Orders etc.) 2016 extends the availability of Serious Crime Prevention Orders so that they can be made in Scotland.
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