COVID-19

Information that we need to share with you about how we are working during Coronavirus and other resources that might be helpful to you...

Update on Court business as at 7th April 2020

7th April 2020

Updated Guidance has been issued by Lord Justice MacDonald in England and Wales on 'The Remote Access Family Court' and can be found here. This only applies to proceedings in England and Wales. Read more

Orders and Guidance for the Sheriff Courts during Coronavirus

3rd April 2020

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service have pulled together the Orders and Guidance relating to the operation of the Sheriff Courts during the Coronavirus pandemic. You can find all of the Orders and Guidance issued by Sheriffs Principals for each Sheriffdom here.  

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NOTICE on electronic transmission and service of documents

2nd April 2020

If you need to serve documents on us during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can only do so electronically and in accordance with this notice, the text of which is reproduced below too:

For the purposes of Schedule 4, Part 1 of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 SKO will accept receipt of... Read more

Coronavirus Crisis: Guidance on Compliance with Court Orders Relating to Parental Responsibilities and Rights

1st April 2020

Reproduced below is the Guidance of the Lord President, published 27 March 2020. You can find a brief comment piece from Rachael Kelsey on the practical operation of the Guidance here. Read more

How we are working during coronavirus

31st March 2020

We wanted to make you aware of the steps that SKO is taking to manage the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a firm there are things that we can do now to mitigate some of the uncertainty that we all face in this unprecedented situation. Read more

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