Winter Tour kicks off

Nov 17, 2015

The informal, one-hour sessions are for court users and staff wanting to know more about the court reform rules and upcoming changes. They will also offer the chance to provide feedback on the Council’s work.

Spaces are still available in sessions being held in Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow.

Dates                           Sheriff Court                     

18/11/15                      Aberdeen                  

19/11/15                      Inverness                   

26/11/15                      Glasgow                    

All events will take place from 4.15 - 5.30 pm.  

If you wish to attend, please register by emailing In your email please indicate your choice of session and in what capacity you will be attending e.g. solicitor, voluntary organisation etc.

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.

Providing Feedback

The SCJC welcomes feedback on any aspect of court rules.

Please email your comments to the Secretariat