SCJC Consultations

Consultations by the Scottish Civil Justice Council are available here.

Current Consultations

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 Date

Details  

Consultation on the Case Management of Family and Civil Partnership Actions in the Sheriff Court

This consultation seeks views on recommendations to improve how family and civil partnership actions are dealt with in the sheriff court, particularly in order to prevent undue delay in proceedings relating to the welfare of children.                                             

30/05/18

to

22/08/18

 

Closed Consultations

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Date

Details

Consultation on the Simple Procedure Rules

This consultation seeks views on Simple Procedure, the rules and forms for which are contained within the Act of Sederunt (Simple Procedure) 2016.

The Simple Procedure Rules came into force on 28 November 2016.

27/02/18

to

31/05/18

 Details Responses to the consultation on the Simple Procedure rules  16/07/2018
   

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Date

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Consultation on the Review of Fees in the Scottish Civil Courts: Fees of solicitors

This consultation seeks views and evidence from stakeholders on the table of fees for solicitors’ recoverable under awards of expenses made in the Court of Session, Sheriff Appeal Court and sheriff court.

21/09/17

     to

17/11/17   

 Details       Responses to the consultation on Fees of solicitors  28/11/17
 Details  Analysis of Responses  


 

Title

Date

Details    

Consultation on draft rules for Protective Expenses Orders

This consultation seeks views on draft rules proposing a new procedural model for applications for protective expenses orders.

28/03/17

     to

23/06/17

 Details       Responses to the consultation on draft rules for Protective Expenses Orders.  20/07/17
 Details  Analysis of Responses  31/10/17

 

 

 

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Date

Details       

Consultation on the draft Fatal Accident Inquiry Rules

This consultation seeks views on draft rules of court for fatal accident inquiries
30/11/16   
     to
23/01/17  
 Details Responses to the consultation on draft FAI rules   09/02/17
 Document  Report on the consultation on the draft FAI rules  03/04/17

 

Title

Date

Details 

 

Consultation on the draft Simple Procedure Rules
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This consultation seeks views on draft rules of court for simple procedure. 

25/11/15       
      to
02/03/16 

 Details  Responses to the SCJC consultation on the draft simple procedure rules  01/04/16
 Document   Report on the consultation on the draft Simple Procedure Rules                        06/06/16

 

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Information Gathering Exercise on Pre-Action Protocols  

This information gathering exercise seeks views on the current use of voluntary pre-action protocols and on the possible introduction of compulsory pre-action protocols.                                        

14/05/14

       to

30/06/14
           

 Details Responses to the SCJC Information Gathering Exercise on Pre-Action Protocols   28/08/14
 Document Information Gathering Exercise on Pre-Action Protocols: Report on Responses  13/11/14

 

 

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  Date

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Consultation on Rules on Reporting Restrictions

This consultation seeks views on proposed amendments to court rules on reporting restrictions within the Court of Session.

24/07/13

to

 02/10/13

 Details Responses to the SCJC consultation on reporting restrictions  11/10/13
 Document   SCJC Analysis of consultation responses  04/03/14