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 603 KB | 16 July 2020 PDF 603 KB
Glasgow Alphabetical List 557 KB | 20 July 2020 PDF 557 KB

Grampian, Highlands and Islands

File Type Size
Peterhead Sheriff and Aberdeenshire JP Court 72 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 72 KB
Inverness Sheriff and JP Court 75 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 75 KB
Lochmaddy Sheriff and JP Court 58 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 58 KB
Wick Sheriff and JP Court 72 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 72 KB
Tain Sheriff Court 64 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 64 KB
Stornoway Sheriff and JP Court 63 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 63 KB
Lerwick Sheriff Court 58 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 58 KB
Kirkwall Sheriff Court 60 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 60 KB
Banff Sheriff Court 64 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 64 KB
Elgin Sheriff and Moray JP Court 71 KB | 4 June 2020 PDF 71 KB
Fort William Sheriff and Lochaber JP Court 63 KB | 1 July 2020 PDF 63 KB
Portree Sheriff and JP Court 60 KB | 1 July 2020 PDF 60 KB
Aberdeen JP Court 118 KB | 6 July 2020 PDF 118 KB
Aberdeen Sheriff Court 119 KB | 10 July 2020 PDF 119 KB

Lothian and Borders

File Type Size
Edinburgh Alphabetical List 455 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 455 KB
Selkirk Sheriff and Ettrick and Lauderdale JP Court 115 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 115 KB
Jedburgh Sheriff and JP Court 113 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 113 KB
Livingston Sheriff Court 75 KB | 1 June 2020 PDF 75 KB
Livingston JP Court 75 KB | 1 June 2020 PDF 75 KB
Edinburgh Sheriff Court 395 KB | 5 June 2020 PDF 395 KB

North Strathclyde

File Type Size
Dumbarton JP Court 76 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 76 KB
Paisley Sheriff Court 75 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 75 KB
Paisley JP Court 75 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 75 KB
Oban Sheriff and JP Court 70 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 70 KB
Lochgilphead JP Court 58 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 58 KB
Dunoon Sheriff Court 60 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 60 KB
Cambelltown Sheriff and JP Court 73 KB | 6 April 2020 PDF 73 KB
Greenock Sheriff Court 73 KB | 1 June 2020 PDF 73 KB
Inverclyde JP Court 73 KB | 1 June 2020 PDF 73 KB
Dumbarton Sheriff Court 79 KB | 11 June 2020 PDF 79 KB
Kilmarnock Sheriff and East Ayrshire JP Court 252 KB | 17 December 2020 PDF 252 KB

South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

File Type Size
Lanark Sheriff and JP Court 64 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 64 KB
Dumfries JP Court 110 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 110 KB
Dumfries Sheriff Court 110 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 110 KB
Stranraer Sheriff and Wigtown JP Court 71 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 71 KB
Hamilton Sheriff Court 104 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 104 KB
Hamilton JP Court 75 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 75 KB
Airdrie Sheriff Court 75 KB | 1 June 2020 PDF 75 KB
Coatbridge JP Court 74 KB | 1 June 2020 PDF 74 KB
Ayr JP Court 74 KB | 18 June 2020 PDF 74 KB
Ayr Sheriff Court 113 KB | 6 July 2020 PDF 113 KB

Tayside, Central and Fife

File Type Size
Perth Sheriff Court 72 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 72 KB
Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court 74 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 74 KB
Dunfermline Sheriff Court 73 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 73 KB
Perth JP Court 72 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 72 KB
Alloa Sheriff and Clackmannan JP Court 72 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 72 KB
Dundee JP Court 75 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 75 KB
Dundee Sheriff Court 75 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 75 KB
Stirling Sheriff and JP Court 73 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 73 KB
Forfar Sheriff Court 71 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 71 KB
Forfar JP Court 71 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 71 KB
Dunfermline JP Court 73 KB | 1 April 2020 PDF 73 KB
Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court 250 KB | 1 June 2020 PDF 250 KB
Kirkcaldy JP Court 118 KB | 1 June 2020 PDF 118 KB