Winter Tour

Oct 12, 2015

The Council is conducting a Winter Tour throughout November and December for court users and staff to explain more about the court reform rules recently put in place and upcoming changes.

The informal, one-hour sessions will also offer the chance to learn more about the Council’s functions and provide feedback on its work.

The events will cover:

  • a background to changes to court rules arising from the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014
  • an outline of rules already made by the Council
  • new rules
  • the new drafting approach.

 

There will also be a discussion on rules still to come with a focus on simple procedure, and the civil Sheriff Appeal Court. 

The rules already made as a consequence of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 are in relation to:

  • judicial review procedure
  • exclusive competence
  • all-Scotland personal injury court
  • transfer and remit of cases
  • permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

 

The following sessions will be held:

 

Dates              Sheriff Court                      Sheriffdom

05/11/15          Kilmarnock                North Strathclyde

12/11/15          Dumfries                    Dumfries and Galloway

18/11/15          Aberdeen                   Grampian, Highland and Islands

19/11/15          Inverness                   Grampian, Highland and Islands

26/11/15          Glasgow                     Glasgow and Strathkelvin

03/12/15          Perth                          Tayside, Central and Fife

10/12/15          Selkirk                        Lothian and Borders

 

All events will take place from 4.15 - 5.30 pm.

Places are limited and anyone wishing to come along should register by emailing scjc@scotcourts.gov.uk indicating which session you would like to attend and in what capacity e.g. solicitor, sheriff clerk, voluntary organisation etc.

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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