• 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.
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  • Update published

    Oct 31, 2016
    The latest edition of the Council's newsletter, Update, is now available.
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  • Court fees

    Oct 25, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors and Shorthand Writers in the Court of Session, Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Court Amendment) 2016 makes amendments and additions to fees in these courts
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  • Serious Crime Prevention Orders

    Oct 25, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Summary Application Rules 1999 Amendment) (Serious Crime Prevention Orders etc.) 2016 extends the availability of Serious Crime Prevention Orders so that they can be made in Scotland.
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  • Changes under postal services act

    Oct 25, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session1994 Amendment) (Postal Administration) 2016 results from legislative changes under the Postal Services Act 2011.
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  • Simple procedure implementation

    Oct 21, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (No. 4) (Simple Procedure) 2016 is part of the implementation programme for simple procedure and comes into force on the same day, 28 November 2016, as the relevant parts of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 and the simple procedure rules.
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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 Bankruptcy Rules

    Oct 06, 2016
    Two new bankruptcy Rules have been made.
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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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  • Lay representation for non natural persons

    Sep 22, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt makes provision regarding the lay representation of non-natural persons (for example a company) in civil proceedings in the Court of Session, the Sheriff Appeal Court and the sheriff court, and partly implements Chapter 4 (lay representation for non-natural persons) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.
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