• 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.
    Full story
  • Update published

    Oct 31, 2016
    The latest edition of the Council's newsletter, Update, is now available.
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  • Annual Programme interim update

    Oct 13, 2016
    The Council today published an update on its progress in meeting the priorities set out in its Annual Programme for 2016-17.
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  • New advocate member

    Sep 29, 2016
    A new advocate member, Lynda Brabender, has been appointed to the Council for a three year term.
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  • New rules on family law

    Sep 06, 2016
    New sheriff court rules will prohibit a copy of an initial writ being sent to children in family and civil partnership actions. The initial writ is the document that normally starts civil actions in the sheriff court.
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  • Newsletter published

    Aug 29, 2016
    The latest edition of the Council's newsletter, Update, is now available.
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  • Advocate member recruitment

    Jul 27, 2016
    A vacancy has arisen for a new advocate member for the Council. Those interested in the post should submit an application by midnight on Friday, 26 August.
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  • New Pre-Action Protocol

    Jul 25, 2016
    New Rules introduce a compulsory Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol which will apply to certain claims of damages up to the value of £25,000 in local sheriff courts and the all-Scotland Personal Injury Court.
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Providing Feedback

The SCJC welcomes feedback on any aspect of court rules.

Please email your comments to the Secretariat scjc@scotcourts.gov.uk