Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow

Court running order for week commencing 6.7.20 -

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The Royal Faculty library has remained available to members as a remote resource over the past 3 months.

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The Court running orders for week commencing 6 July 2020 are listed below. 

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Updated Coronavirus Guidance for Criminal Business (No. 19 of 2020, which supersedes No. 15)

Update from Sheriff Court re First Diets -

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Glasgow Court Holidays 2021

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Letter to the Dean from the Sheriff Principal re re-introduction of Civil Business in the Sheriff Court 

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Additional custody courts will be set up on Monday 20 July 2020 (Bank Holiday)

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Guidance in respect of the Electronic Submission of Documents (No. 17 of 2020)

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Letter to the Dean of the Royal Faculty from Sheriff Principal Turnbull in relation to court slots for summary criminal business from Monday 6 July 2020.

In line with current social distancing guidelines, the number of persons who can be accommodated within the courts at any given time will be greatly restricted. The Sheriff Principal therefore proposes operating a system of slots for court business, in particular to accommodate the situation where a member has more than one case in a particular court, as those cases could be allocated to the same slot. 

All emails in relation to this matter should be sent to - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and detail -
•    Your name
•    Date(s) on which you have more than one case calling in a particular court in the week commencing 6 July 2020
•    The court(s) in question

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Re-introduction of Civil Business (letter from the Sheriff Principal to the Dean of the Royal Faculty)

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News article published by SCTS - http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/about-the-scottish-court-service/scs-news/2020/06/01/sheriff-courts-business-update setting out the position as we move in to phase 1 of the government’s route map. The article also includes a link to a criminal practice note made yesterday by the Lord Justice General.

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The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow will this year be held via a Zoom meeting on Thursday, 4th June 2020 at 12pm.

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Up to date guidance in relation to criminal business in Glasgow and Strathkelvin Sheriffdom.(order no 15 of 2020)

I would be grateful if you would bring this to the attention of your members. In particular, can you draw their attention to the section headed “Pleas of Guilty in Solemn Cases”?

This formalises the procedure that has operated to facilitate pleas of guilty in solemn cases which have been administratively discharged.

 

 

Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 15) (22-05-20)

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Coronavirus - Order Refixing Solemn Criminal Business (No 14) (21-05-20)

Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin Coronavirus Guidance in respect of Civil Business (No. 13 of 2020)

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Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin Coronavirus Order in respect of Summary Criminal Business – Refixing Diets (No. 12 of 2020)

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Guidance to facilitate the efficient disposal of certain categories of civil business in the Sheriff Court during the current COVID-19 emergency. Effective from 1 May 2020.

The RFPG Byelaws require that the minute of the previous year's AGM be displayed in the library in advance of the AGM. In light of lockdown guidance preventing members from accessing the library physically the 2019 AGM minute have also been posted to the website.

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