• New Council members

    Apr 20, 2016
    The Council has extended its current membership by adding two newly appointed judicial members.
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  • Consultation responses - draft Simple Procedure Rules

    Apr 01, 2016
    Responses to the SCJC consultation on the draft Simple Procedure Rules have now been published.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Providing Feedback

The SCJC welcomes feedback on any aspect of court rules.

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