• Summer Tour – public events on civil justice changes

    Jun 26, 2017
    The Council is holding a series of public events in July and August to discuss far reaching proposals that will transform Scotland’s civil justice system.
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  • Human Trafficking & Exploitation

    Jun 21, 2017
    The Council has produced new rules as a consequence of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015. The rules relating to TEPOs will come into force on 30 June 2017 and the rules relating to TEROs will come into force on 31 October 2017.
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  • Annual report and programme published

    Jun 19, 2017
    The Council has now published its fourth Annual Report outlining its achievements, accounts and a summary of the rules prepared during the year.
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  • Withdrawal of agents & Judicial Review

    Jun 15, 2017
    New Rules place additional requirements on agents who withdraw from acting for a party and allows the Court to call on the party to inform it of whether they intend to go ahead with their case. They come into force on 17 July.
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  • Lay Representation

    Jun 08, 2017
    The Council has produced new rules which will come into force next month amending the scope of a lay representative's power in the Scottish courts.
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  • Simple Procedure & FAI Rules

    May 23, 2017
    The Council has produced new Rules which will come into force next month amending the Simple Procedure Rules and the Fatal Accident Inquiry Rules.
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  • Curators ad litem appointments in family actions

    May 10, 2017
    New Rules relating to the appointment of curators ad litem to defenders in family actions will come into force in both the Court of Session and sheriff court on 1 June 2017.
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  • Civil Justice Reshaped

    May 08, 2017
    The Council is undertaking a comprehensive project to reshape the nation’s civil procedure rules and is asking the public to help inform its review.
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  • Update published

    Apr 25, 2017
    The April edition of the Council newsletter, Update, is now available.
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  • New Rules modernise FAIs

    Apr 03, 2017
    New Rules modernising how Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAIs) are carried out will come into force in June.
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