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Making Justice Work - Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill - A consultation paper

Making Justice Work - Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill - A consultation paper

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ISBN: 9781782564065

This consultation invites views on proposals to restructure the way civil cases and summary criminal cases are dealt with by the courts in Scotland.

Executive Summary

This consultation invites views on proposals to restructure the way civil cases and summary criminal cases are dealt with by the courts in Scotland. The proposals provide the legal framework for implementing the majority of recommendations of the Scottish Civil Courts Review, led by Lord Gill the former Lord Justice Clerk and now Lord President of the Court of Session. The proposals discuss a redistribution of business from the Court of Session to the sheriff courts, creating a new lower tier of judiciary in the sheriff court called the summary sheriffs with jurisdiction in certain civil cases and summary criminal cases. Other proposed measures include the creation of a new national sheriff appeal court and a new national specialist personal injury court.

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