Information and Communications Technology Committee
The Information and Communications Technology Committee was established on 23 September 2013.
It meets 4 to 6 times a year. Agendas, papers and minutes of Committee meetings are published here when available.
Remit of the Information and Communications Technology Committee
The Committee’s remit is concerned with -
- how ICT can be used effectively within the Scottish civil courts to ensure that business can be dealt with as expediently as possible.
In relation to the above remit, the Committee has the function of considering and making recommendations to the Scottish Civil Justice Council with regard to:
- initiatives in relation to the use of ICT within the justice system with implications for the civil courts
- ensuring that ICT systems are sufficiently flexible to accommodate continuing revisions to court rules and procedure in the longer term; and,
- keeping the rules of court under review and considering proposals for modification and reform including, where applicable, providing draft rules.
In the exercise of the foregoing function, the Committee is to take due account of the guiding principles of the Scottish Civil Justice Council -
- the civil justice system should be fair, accessible and efficient,
- rules relating to practice and procedure should be as clear and easy to understand as possible,
- practice and procedure should, where appropriate, be similar in all civil courts, and
- methods of resolving disputes which do not involve the courts should, where appropriate, be promoted.
The Chair of the Committee is Lord Tyre.
Minutes and papers can be found below.