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 Alphabetical List 633 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 633 KB
Glasgow Sheriff and JP Court 613 KB | 12 October 2021 PDF 613 KB

Grampian, Highlands and Islands

File Type Size
Lochmaddy Sheriff and JP Court 54 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 54 KB
Stornoway Sheriff and JP Court 61 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 61 KB
Fort William Sheriff and Lochaber JP Court 60 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 60 KB
Portree Sheriff and JP Court 56 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 56 KB
Aberdeen Sheriff Court 85 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 85 KB
Peterhead Sheriff and Aberdeenshire JP Court 72 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 72 KB
Elgin Sheriff and Moray JP Court 71 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 71 KB
Banff Sheriff Court 64 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 64 KB
Kirkwall Sheriff Court 60 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 60 KB
Lerwick Sheriff Court 58 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 58 KB
Tain Sheriff Court 64 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 64 KB
Wick Sheriff and JP Court 71 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 71 KB
Inverness Sheriff and JP Court 74 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 74 KB
Aberdeen JP Court 120 KB | 14 October 2021 PDF 120 KB

Lothian and Borders

File Type Size
Edinburgh Sheriff Court 239 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 239 KB
Livingston Sheriff Court 75 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 75 KB
Livingston JP Court 74 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 74 KB
Jedburgh Sheriff and JP Court 113 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 113 KB
Selkirk Sheriff and Ettrick and Lauderdale JP Court 113 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 113 KB
Edinburgh Alphabetical List 452 KB | 14 October 2021 PDF 452 KB

North Strathclyde

File Type Size
Kilmarnock Sheriff and East Ayrshire JP Court 122 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 122 KB
Inverclyde JP Court 112 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 112 KB
Greenock Sheriff Court 112 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 112 KB
Dumbarton Sheriff Court 80 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 80 KB
Cambelltown Sheriff and JP Court 74 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 74 KB
Dunoon Sheriff Court 63 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 63 KB
Lochgilphead JP Court 58 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 58 KB
Oban Sheriff and JP Court 70 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 70 KB
Paisley JP Court 75 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 75 KB
Paisley Sheriff Court 75 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 75 KB
Dumbarton JP Court 80 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 80 KB

South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

File Type Size
Airdrie Sheriff Court 75 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 75 KB
Ayr JP court 75 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 75 KB
Ayr Sheriff Court 76 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 76 KB
Dumfries JP Court 71 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 71 KB
Stranraer Sheriff and Wigtown JP Court 71 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 71 KB
Dumfries Sheriff Court 70 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 70 KB
Coatbridge JP Court 74 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 74 KB
Hamilton JP Court 75 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 75 KB
Lanark Sheriff and JP Court 64 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 64 KB
Hamilton Sheriff Court 131 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 131 KB

Tayside, Central and Fife

File Type Size
Kirkcaldy JP Court 118 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 118 KB
Dunfermline JP Court 73 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 73 KB
Forfar JP Court 73 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 73 KB
Forfar Sheriff Court 72 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 72 KB
Stirling Sheriff and JP Court 73 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 73 KB
Dundee Sheriff Court 75 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 75 KB
Dunfermline Sheriff Court 73 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 73 KB
Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court 158 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 158 KB
Dundee JP Court 75 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 75 KB
Alloa Sheriff and Clackmannan JP Court 72 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 72 KB
Perth JP Court 84 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 84 KB
Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court 74 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 74 KB
Perth Sheriff Court 72 KB | 6 October 2021 PDF 72 KB