Update on Court Business as at 1st May 2020
1st May 2020
The main development this week has been Guidance issued in respect of Civil Actions in the Sheriff Court, which comes into effect today and can be found here.
The Guidance makes clear that 'this is not a return to business as usual'. Not all actions will be re-started, but where the parties (or a party) consider that the case can be dealt with remotely an application can be made to the court. Urgent matters will continue to be dealt with.
The Guidance for Court of Session proceedings has also been updated this week and can be found here. Most procedural hearings in the Court of Session in family cases are now proceeding.