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.

Duty solicitor arrangements

Our obligation to make arrangements for Court duty solicitors

Find out what our obligations are for arranging court duty solicitors.

Duty solicitor arrangements

Purposes for which court duty solicitors 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.

Duty solicitor arrangements

Continuity of representation outwith solicitor’s period of duty

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

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

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.

Duty solicitor arrangements

Delegating or exchanging court duty work: administrative provisions relating to duty and alternate duty solicitors

Learn about court duty solicitors delegating attendances to other solicitors.

Duty solicitor arrangements

Responsibilities and obligations of the court duty solicitor and the relationship with the nominated solicitor’s role

Read out the responsibilities for court duty solicitors and how you should assist any future nominated solicitor.

Duty solicitor arrangements

Duty solicitor payment arrangements, follow up fees, preliminary pleas, youth and domestic courts, failures to appear, appointed solicitors, reduced summary fees, prevaricating witnesses

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

Duty solicitor arrangements

Parallel advice and assistance with court duty claims

You cannot charge separately under advice and assistance for any work which forms part of the services required of a court duty solicitor. In particular, you cannot charge under advice and assistance for meetings, correspondence and telephone conversations etc. arising in connection with the follow-up duties.

Duty plans

Glasgow and Strathkelvin

File Type Size
Glasgow Alphabetical List 94 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 94 KB
Glasgow Sheriff and JP Court 88 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 88 KB

Grampian, Highlands and Islands

File Type Size
Wick Sheriff and JP Court 17 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 17 KB
Tain Sheriff Court 13 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 13 KB
Stornoway Sheriff and JP Court 11 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 11 KB
Portree Sheriff and JP Court 12 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 12 KB
Peterhead Sheriff and Aberdeenshire JP Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Lochmaddy Sheriff and JP Court 12 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 12 KB
Lerwick Sheriff Court 11 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 11 KB
Kirkwall Sheriff Court 12 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 12 KB
Inverness Sheriff and JP Court 16 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 16 KB
Fort William Sheriff and Lochaber JP Court 12 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 12 KB
Aberdeen JP Court 25 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 25 KB
Aberdeen Sheriff Court 19 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 19 KB
Banff Sheriff Court 13 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 13 KB
Elgin Sheriff and Moray JP Court 14 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 14 KB

Lothian and Borders

File Type Size
Selkirk Sheriff and Ettrick and Lauderdale JP Court 28 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 28 KB
Livingston Sheriff Court 19 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 19 KB
Livingston JP Court 18 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 18 KB
Jedburgh Sheriff and JP Court 25 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 25 KB
Edinburgh Sheriff Court 31 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 31 KB
Edinburgh Alphabetical List 59 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 59 KB

North Strathclyde

File Type Size
Paisley Sheriff Court 17 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 17 KB
Paisley JP Court 17 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 17 KB
Oban Sheriff and JP Court 14 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 14 KB
Lochgilphead JP Court 10 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 10 KB
Kilmarnock Sheriff and East Ayrshire JP Court 24 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 24 KB
Inverclyde JP Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Greenock Sheriff Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Dunoon Sheriff Court 11 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 11 KB
Dumbarton Sheriff Court 18 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 18 KB
Dumbarton JP Court 18 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 18 KB
Cambelltown Sheriff and JP Court 12 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 12 KB

South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

File Type Size
Stranraer Sheriff and Wigtown JP Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Lanark Sheriff and JP Court 13 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 13 KB
Hamilton Sheriff Court 25 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 25 KB
Hamilton JP Court 16 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 16 KB
Dumfries Sheriff Court 14 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 14 KB
Dumfries JP Court 14 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 14 KB
Coatbridge JP Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Ayr Sheriff Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Ayr JP Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Airdrie Sheriff Court 16 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 16 KB

Tayside, Central and Fife

File Type Size
Stirling Sheriff and JP Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Perth Sheriff Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Perth JP Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court 24 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 24 KB
Kirkcaldy JP Court 25 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 25 KB
Forfar Sheriff Court 14 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 14 KB
Forfar JP Court 14 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 14 KB
Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Dunfermline Sheriff Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Dunfermline JP Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB
Dundee Sheriff Court 17 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 17 KB
Dundee JP Court 17 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 17 KB
Alloa Sheriff and Clackmannan JP Court 15 KB | 20 August 2019 PDF 15 KB