• Recruitment for new members

    Mar 16, 2016
    The Council is seeking new members in the first major recruitment exercise since it was launched. Positions are now open for a solicitor member, two consumer representative members and two Lord President members.
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  • Council newsletter available

    Feb 29, 2016
    The Council's second newsletter, Update, is now available.
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  • SCJC on Twitter

    Feb 23, 2016
    The Council has launched a Twitter account, @ScottishCJC, to keep followers up to date on its activities, events, consultations and new rules.
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  • Amendments to Court of Session and Sheriff Court rules

    Feb 23, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2016 comes into force on 21st March 2016.
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  • Fees for sheriff officers & messengers at arms

    Feb 17, 2016
    These two Acts of Sederunt amend fees for sheriff officers and messengers at arms. The new tables will come into effect on 1 April this year.
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  • Simple Procedure Rules consultation reminder

    Jan 12, 2016
    The consultation period on the draft rules of court for simple procedure is open until 2 March 2016. Simple procedure replaces the small claims and summary cause procedures in the sheriff court.
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  • 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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  • Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2015

    Dec 22, 2015
    This Act of Sederunt amends the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993 in implementation of the Section 16 Enterprise Act 2002 Regulations 2015 and amends the Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) 1997 in consequence of the coming into force of section 44A of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 and the Secure Accommodation (Scotland) Amendment (No 2) Regulations 2015. It comes into force on 1 February 2016.
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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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Providing Feedback

The SCJC welcomes feedback on any aspect of court rules.

Please email your comments to the Secretariat scjc@scotcourts.gov.uk