Interests of Justice test consultation

Consultation on the application of the Interests of Justice (IoJ) test in sheriff court proceedings

We are seeking your views on the options we’ve identified for changing our approach to the application of the IoJ test in the sheriff court and their relative benefits and disadvantages: in particular, whether this is a desirable change, anything you can tell us about possible impacts for applicants with protected characteristics, and impacts in areas with no JP court.

We are also keen to hear about any benefits for solicitors and any possible unintended consequences.

IoJ consultation questionnaire