• Sheriff Appeal Court rules

    Jun 23, 2016
    The main content of this miscellaneous Act of Sederunt are amendments to the Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Appeal Court Rules) 2015, which have been made by the Council following feedback on the operation of the Sheriff Appeal Court since it was established on 1 January 2016. It also contains minor and consequential amendments to various other sheriff court rules as a result of these procedural changes within the Sheriff Appeal Court.
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  • Council newsletter available

    Jun 23, 2016
    The latest edition of the Council's newsletter, Update, is now available.
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  • Annual Report published

    Jun 16, 2016
    The Council has now published its third Annual Report outlining its achievements, accounts and a summary of the rules prepared during the year.
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  • Simple Procedure

    Jun 13, 2016
    The new Simple Procedure Rules have now been laid before Parliament. See Latest Court Rules below for details.
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  • New Simple Procedure

    Jun 13, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Simple Procedure) 2016 provides rules of court, forms and a set of standard orders for the simple procedure which will replace the small claims procedure for cases which have a value of £5,000 or less in the sheriff court.
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  • Report published

    Jun 06, 2016
    The Council has published its Report on the consultation on the draft Simple Procedure Rules.
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  • New appointments

    May 25, 2016
    Five members have now been appointed to the Council and will take up three-year posts on 28 May.
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  • Council newsletter published

    May 19, 2016
    The Council's latest newsletter, Update May 2016, is now available.
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  • Report calls for critical look at small claims support

    May 19, 2016
    Research published today calls for the level of support provided to people involved in small claim disputes in our courts to be reviewed.
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  • New FAI working group

    May 09, 2016
    The Council has set up a new working group to take forward legislative changes to inquiries into fatal accidents and sudden deaths.
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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