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 or apply by completing the Court duty application form here and return to Tracy Brown with a copy of your practising certificate.

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

Solicitors’ fees for Identification Parades, Judicial Examinations and Duty Scheme

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 Alphabetical List 805 KB | 29 May 2024 PDF 805 KB
Glasgow Sheriff Court 630 KB | 3 June 2024 PDF 630 KB

Grampian, Highlands and Islands

File Type Size
Lochmaddy Sheriff and JP Court 90 KB | 2 April 2024 PDF 90 KB
Stornoway Sheriff and JP Court 201 KB | 2 April 2024 PDF 201 KB
Kirkwall Sheriff Court 210 KB | 2 April 2024 PDF 210 KB
Fort William Sheriff and Lochaber JP Court 220 KB | 2 April 2024 PDF 220 KB
Lerwick Sheriff Court 167 KB | 2 April 2024 PDF 167 KB
Banff Sheriff Court 168 KB | 2 April 2024 PDF 168 KB
Tain Sheriff Court 234 KB | 2 April 2024 PDF 234 KB
Portree Sheriff and JP Court 223 KB | 2 April 2024 PDF 223 KB
Inverness Sheriff and JP Court 188 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 188 KB
Wick Sheriff and JP Court 196 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 196 KB
Peterhead Sheriff and Aberdeenshire JP Court 181 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 181 KB
Elgin Sheriff and Moray JP Court 666 KB | 29 May 2024 PDF 666 KB
Aberdeen Sheriff and JP Court 553 KB | 31 May 2024 PDF 553 KB

Lothian and Borders

File Type Size
Edinburgh Sheriff Court 343 KB | 15 March 2024 PDF 343 KB
Livingston Sheriff and Livingston JP Court 207 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 207 KB
Selkirk Sheriff and Ettrick and Lauderdale JP Court 169 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 169 KB
Jedburgh Sheriff and JP Court 170 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 170 KB
Edinburgh Alphabetical List 562 KB | 3 June 2024 PDF 562 KB

North Strathclyde

File Type Size
Lochgilphead JP Court 162 KB | 2 April 2024 PDF 162 KB
Dunoon Sheriff Court 224 KB | 2 April 2024 PDF 224 KB
Oban Sheriff and JP Court 238 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 238 KB
Greenock Sheriff and Inverclyde JP Court 190 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 190 KB
Paisley Sheriff and JP Court 202 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 202 KB
Cambelltown Sheriff and JP Court 184 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 184 KB
Dumbarton Sheriff and Dumbarton JP Court 620 KB | 8 May 2024 PDF 620 KB
Kilmarnock Sheriff and East Ayrshire JP Court 677 KB | 29 May 2024 PDF 677 KB

South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

File Type Size
Lanark Sheriff and JP Court 175 KB | 2 April 2024 PDF 175 KB
Dumfries Sheriff and Dumfries JP Court 189 KB | 2 April 2024 PDF 189 KB
Airdrie Sheriff and Coatbridge JP Court 191 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 191 KB
Ayr Sheriff and Ayr JP Court 205 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 205 KB
Stranraer Sheriff and Wigtown JP Court 671 KB | 23 April 2024 PDF 671 KB
Hamilton Sheriff and Hamilton JP Court 754 KB | 21 May 2024 PDF 754 KB

Tayside, Central and Fife

File Type Size
Forfar Sheriff and Forfar JP Court 185 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 185 KB
Alloa Sheriff and Clackmannan JP Court 188 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 188 KB
Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court 205 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 205 KB
Kirkcaldy Sheriff and Kirkcaldy JP Court 230 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 230 KB
Dunfermline Sheriff and Dunfermline JP Court 197 KB | 5 April 2024 PDF 197 KB
Perth Sheriff and Perth JP Court 604 KB | 17 April 2024 PDF 604 KB
Dundee Sheriff and JP Court 737 KB | 7 May 2024 PDF 737 KB
Stirling Sheriff and JP Court 679 KB | 31 May 2024 PDF 679 KB