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Consultation on the Scottish Government's Proposals for a New Tribunal System for Scotland

DescriptionScottish Government's proposals for reforming the devolved tribunal system in Scotland.
ISBN9781780455877
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 23, 2012

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ISBN 978 1 78045 587 7
DPPAS 12389

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CONTENTS

MINISTERIAL FOREWORD

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

SECTION 2: SUMMARY OF PROPOSALS

SECTION 3: BACKGROUND

  • The tribunal landscape in Scotland
  • Scotland's response to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act
  • Wider reform of administrative justice - Lord Gill's Civil Courts Review
  • Creation of the Scottish Tribunals Service
  • Diagram 1: The current Scottish tribunals landscape [Illustration]
  • Transfer of responsibilities for reserved tribunals in Scotland
  • Diagram 2: Model for integration [Illustration]
  • Efficiencies of an integrated Scottish tribunals system
  • Efficiencies from a merged administration
  • Potential for further efficiencies

SECTION 4: THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT'S PROPOSAL FOR A NEW TRIBUNAL SYSTEM FOR SCOTLAND

  • The proposed new structure
  • Diagram 3: Illustration of structure for devolved tribunals in Scotland
  • First-tier Tribunal
  • Upper-tier Tribunal
  • Judicial leadership
  • Tribunal membership
  • Appointments
  • Judicial deployment
  • Judicial remuneration
  • Rules of procedure
  • Advisers to tribunals
  • Scottish Tribunals Service
  • Equality
  • Stages of proposed implementation

SECTION 5: ASSESSMENT OF KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Tribunal Distinctiveness
  • Centrality of system users
  • Potential for future developments

SECTION 6: CONSULTATION QUESTIONS

SECTION 7: RESPONDENT INFORMATION FORM

ANNEX A: CONCEPT AND LEGISLATION

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