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Update on making three-way calls on the Agent to Prison VC link
23 June 2020
Following requests, we discussed with SPS the possibility of making three-way video conference calls (solicitor, Advocate and prisoner) on the Agents to Prisons’ link.
SPS have now confirmed that they can accommodate this.
- There is a maximum limit of three participants for any single agent’s virtual visit.
- All participants must already be registered to use the video link.
- When calling to arrange the consultation, please make it clear to SPS staff that the booking is for a three-way virtual visit.
- SPS will require the details of all participants.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Criminal Duty plans
2 October 2020
All criminal duty plans have now been issued for the period October 2020 – March 2021
Consultation launched about application of the Interests of Justice test in summary criminal sheriff court proceedings
1 October 2020
Details on our consultation about how we apply the Interests of Justice test in summary criminal proceedings in the sheriff court and how to submit your views
Solicitors contacting Criminal Applications team
9 September 2020
See new phone numbers we've added to make it easier for solicitors with specific queries to contact our Criminal Applications team
Covid-19: Counsel - interim fee claims for preparation in criminal cases
10 July 2020
Update explaining option for counsel to claim fees during Covid-19 for preparation work in criminal cases prior to case conclusion