Update on Court Business as at 3 July 2020

3rd July 2020

There have been some further important updates from the Scottish Court and Tribunals Service (SCTS) over the past couple of weeks.

Court of Session

Beginning with the Court of Session, it has today announced that it will resume the fixing of proofs and substantive hearings from Monday 6 July 2020. Fixing will be completed electronically by using the form on the right-hand side of this page. The Court of Session has produced this accompanying guidance note about electronic fixing here

A further guidance note for practitioners was published on 22 June 2020 and can be found here. This note is to have effect until further notice. 

Sheriff Courts

All of the Sheriffdom Hub Courts have recently issued updated guidance to facilitate the efficient disposal of civil business across Scotland. The list of Hub Courts can be found here and you can find the guidance issued by clicking on each court and downloading the relevant update (all guidance notes have been issued within the past 3 weeks).   

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