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Children’s Duty Scheme – automatic enrolment for 2020-21 plans
20 February 2020
Update explaining auto-enrolment of duty scheme solicitors onto the 2020-21 plans and how to join/leave the scheme.
New process for submitting a civil claim for interim payment of fees in paper format
27 January 2020
Find out how to submit a paper claim for interim payment of fees from Thursday 30 January.
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Interest payable on solicitor accounts
10 January 2020
Update on a decision in a case involving SLAB in which a solicitor is seeking payment of interest on amounts found due by the auditor
Invitation to Scottish Government engagement events on jury research findings
6 January 2020
Find out how you can take part in a discussion on the implications of recent research and the potential for criminal justice reforms.
Stage reports no longer required in all situations
19 December 2019
Learn about the changes to civil stage reporting and when you need to make an unprompted report.
Offices closed Monday 2 December 2019
28 November 2019
Our offices will be closed on Monday 2 December 2019 for a public holiday.
Legal aid arrangements for the Sheriff Court summary criminal case management pilots in Dundee, Hamilton and Paisley
26 November 2019
Find out why SCTS are running the pilots and the specific legal aid arrangements for cases going through these areas.
Section 2 of the Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers updated
25 November 2019
View the updated version of section 2 relating to competences for advisers.
St Andrew’s Day and festive period payment arrangements
25 November 2019
View information about the payment dates over the St Andrew's Day and festive public holidays.
Legal aid arrangements for the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019
7 November 2019
We are taking this opportunity to confirm how current legal aid provision covers these new arrangements.