UPDATE- Notice on Electronic Transmission and Service of Documents

2nd July 2020

The courts are now beginning to resume business, but the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 remains in force so we have updated our policy on the acceptance of electronic documents. Our policy effective from today, 2nd July 2020 is noted below in full, or can be found here

If you need to serve documents on us during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can only do so in accordance with this notice.

With effect from 2 July 2020, for the purposes of Schedule 4, Part 1 of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, the means by which SKO will accept electronic transmission of documents will depend upon the particular circumstances of each case. If you wish SKO to accept receipt of documents by email you should contact the solicitor instructed in the particular case who will confirm the means by which documents will be received. Our willingness to accept receipt by any particular means may not be inferred from our having previously been willing to receive documents in a similar way.

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