• Newsletter launch

    Jan 07, 2016
    The Council has launched a new accessible newsletter, Update, with information about its ongoing work.
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  • Winter Tour Concludes

    Dec 23, 2015
    The Council’s Winter Tour has now finished with nearly 80 people attending sessions held at the sheriff courts in Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow.
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  • New Council Chair

    Dec 21, 2015
    The Right Honourable Lord Carloway has been appointed as the new Lord President of the Court of Session and will automatically become Chair of the Council once installed early in the new year.
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  • New Rules for the Sheriff Appeal Court (Civil)

    Dec 16, 2015
    A package of new court rules drafted by the Council will come into force on 01 January 2016, when the Sheriff Appeal Court takes up its civil jurisdiction and competence.
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  • Consultation on the draft Simple Procedure Rules

    Nov 25, 2015
    A consultation paper seeking views on the draft rules of court for simple procedure - a new procedure to replace the small claims and summary cause procedures in the sheriff court - is published by the Council today.
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  • Winter Tour kicks off

    Nov 17, 2015
    The Council’s Winter Tour kicks off this week.
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  • Winter Tour - Cancelled Sessions

    Oct 28, 2015
    Some of the Council’s Winter Tour sessions have been cancelled, but spaces are still available in the three events scheduled for Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow.
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  • New Court Rules for Child Welfare Reporters

    Oct 21, 2015
    The Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Ordinary Cause Rules 1993 Amendment) (Child Welfare Reporters) 2015 (SSI 312/2015) will come into force on Monday 26 October 2015, bringing changes to both the Court of Session and Sheriff Court procedure.
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  • 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.
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  • Courts reform rules to come into effect at beginning of new legal year

    Sep 14, 2015
    Court rules drafted by the Scottish Civil Justice Council will come into effect on 22 September 2015.
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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