How to register

Please contact Tracy Brown, Duty Plans Officer, on 0131 240 1945 or by email if you are interested in being included in the court duty plan or would like more information about the scheme.

The court duty plans are published below and detail the duty rotas for all Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Courts in Scotland.

Important information about being a duty solicitor

Our Legal Aid Guidance below outlines the services to be provided by a duty solicitor and information on the current payment arrangements.

Court duty solicitor arrangements

Our obligation to make a court duty solicitor available

Read information about our court duty solicitor arrangements.

Court duty solicitor arrangements

Identification parades and purposes for which a court duty solicitor must be available in solemn and summary procedures

Find out what the obligations are for duty solicitors to attend identification parades and those prosecuted under solemn or summary procedure.

Court duty solicitor arrangements

Continuity of representation outwith your period of court duty

Find out why it can sometimes be beneficial for you to continue to act outwith their period of court duty.

Court duty solicitor arrangements

Circumstances in summary custody cases when only the court duty solicitor may give legal aid

Find out when only the Court duty solicitors can provide criminal legal aid.

Court duty solicitor arrangements

Criminal court duty plans, eligibility criteria and consultation with local faculties

Find out what the court duty plans cover, their eligibility criteria and how we consult on them.

Court duty solicitor arrangements

Delegating or exchanging court duty work

Learn about how court duty solicitors delegate attendances to other solicitors.

Court duty solicitor arrangements

Responsibilities and obligations of the court duty solicitor and the relationship with the nominated solicitor

Read about the responsibilities of the court duty solicitor and how you should assist a prospective nominated solicitor.

Court duty solicitor arrangements

Duty solicitor payment arrangements, identification parade fees, follow up fees, preliminary pleas, failure to appear, appointed solicitors, duty solicitor/half fee, prevaricating witness

Learn about the payment arrangements if you are acting as the court duty solicitor.

Court duty solicitor arrangements

Advice and assistance when acting as court duty solicitor

Find out if advice and assistance be provided as well as a court duty claim.

Duty plans

Glasgow and Strathkelvin

File Type Size
Glasgow Sheriff and JP Court 88 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 88 KB
Glasgow Alphabetical List 94 KB | 7 October 2019 PDF 94 KB

Grampian, Highlands and Islands

File Type Size
Banff Sheriff Court 13 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 13 KB
Aberdeen JP Court 18 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 18 KB
Fort William Sheriff and Lochaber JP Court 12 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 12 KB
Inverness Sheriff and JP Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Kirkwall Sheriff Court 12 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 12 KB
Lerwick Sheriff Court 11 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 11 KB
Lochmaddy Sheriff and JP Court 11 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 11 KB
Peterhead Sheriff and Aberdeenshire JP Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Portree Sheriff and JP Court 11 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 11 KB
Stornoway Sheriff and JP Court 11 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 11 KB
Tain Sheriff Court 13 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 13 KB
Wick Sheriff and JP Court 17 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 17 KB
Aberdeen Sheriff Court 18 KB | 4 October 2019 PDF 18 KB
Elgin Sheriff and Moray JP Court 15 KB | 4 October 2019 PDF 15 KB

Lothian and Borders

File Type Size
Edinburgh Alphabetical List 59 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 59 KB
Edinburgh Sheriff Court 31 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 31 KB
Jedburgh Sheriff and JP Court 25 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 25 KB
Livingston JP Court 18 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 18 KB
Livingston Sheriff Court 19 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 19 KB
Selkirk Sheriff and Ettrick and Lauderdale JP Court 27 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 27 KB

North Strathclyde

File Type Size
Cambelltown Sheriff and JP Court 14 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 14 KB
Dumbarton JP Court 18 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 18 KB
Dumbarton Sheriff Court 18 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 18 KB
Dunoon Sheriff Court 11 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 11 KB
Greenock Sheriff Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Inverclyde JP Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Lochgilphead JP Court 10 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 10 KB
Oban Sheriff and JP Court 14 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 14 KB
Paisley JP Court 17 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 17 KB
Kilmarnock Sheriff and East Ayrshire JP Court 23 KB | 7 October 2019 PDF 23 KB
Paisley Sheriff Court 17 KB | 14 October 2019 PDF 17 KB

South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

File Type Size
Ayr JP Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Airdrie Sheriff Court 16 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 16 KB
Ayr Sheriff Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Coatbridge JP Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Dumfries JP Court 14 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 14 KB
Dumfries Sheriff Court 14 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 14 KB
Hamilton JP Court 16 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 16 KB
Hamilton Sheriff Court 24 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 24 KB
Lanark Sheriff and JP Court 13 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 13 KB
Stranraer Sheriff and Wigtown JP Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB

Tayside, Central and Fife

File Type Size
Dundee Sheriff Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Perth Sheriff Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Alloa Sheriff and Clackmannan JP Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Dundee JP Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Dunfermline JP Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Dunfermline Sheriff Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Forfar JP Court 14 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 14 KB
Forfar Sheriff Court 14 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 14 KB
Kirkcaldy JP Court 24 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 24 KB
Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court 23 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 23 KB
Perth JP Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Stirling Sheriff and JP Court 15 KB | 1 October 2019 PDF 15 KB
Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court 15 KB | 7 October 2019 PDF 15 KB