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SCTS - Online Document Submission

SCTS news bulletin re the use of "Civil Online" for the online submission of documents - from Monday17 May the new facility will be available at all sheriff courts and for use by any solicitor.

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The TANQ Society is looking to recruit a new Committee member

The TANQ Society is looking to recruit a new Committee member

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Youth Court - Glasgow Sheriff Court

Glasgow Sheriff Court are now in a position to start its Youth Court pilot.

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Glasgow Sheriff Court

In an effort to properly utlise the space available Glasgow Sheriff Court has issued a “revised” base programme, which will come in to effect from Monday 19 April 2021 (that is, after the Easter school holiday – in which a reduced programme operates).

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Consultation on Register of Child Welfare Reporters

Scottish Government Consultation on the establishment of the registers of child welfare reporters; curators ad litem appointed in cases under s. 11 of the 1995 Act; and solicitors who can be appointed when an individual has been prohibited from personally conducting a case themselves (covering both cases under s. 11 and children's hearing court proceedings).

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Court - easing of restrictions and Refixing Orders

 

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Scottish Standard Clauses (4th ed.)

The latest edition of the Scottish Standard Clauses (Edition 4) will go 'live' on 1 March 2021.

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Child Welfare Hearings

Letter from the Sheriff Principal re participation of parties in Child Welfare Hearings at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Covid-19 current Court arrangements and safety measures

Letter sent from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service to Faculty Deans and Presidents of Bar Associations re safety arrangements in the Court system.

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RFPG Library

In light of official guidance regretfully the library will be closed to readers until the end of January.  Library staff will continue to provide an enquiry and research service, responding to requests for information by telephone and email. Textbooks and other resources will be able to be collected from and returned to the library (please contact the library in advance). 

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Glasgow Sheriff Court

The Sheriff Principal has asked that members are alerted to the Judicial Institute’s “Amalgamated Briefing Paper on Restarting Solemn Trials” - an invaluable resource which should be of considerable assistance to those involved in solemn trials.

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Glasgow Sheriff Court

Updated Court Programme

Dec. 2020

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Article on repairs to the RFPG building in the Law Society Journal

The most recent edition of the JLSS featured an article on planned repairs for the Royal Faculty building.

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RFPG Online Exhibition

We have created a new website in conjunction with the Glasgow Doors Open Days Digital Festival to showcase the historical aspect of the Library. Find out more about us by exploring our history as well as some of the collections we house at rfpg-exhibition.uk

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Access to Justice Foundation's "Go the Extra Mile" Campaign

With the Scottish Legal Walks unable to take place this year, the Access to Justice Foundation is inviting the Scottish legal community to take up a different challenge ahead of Pro Bono Week in November.

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Royal Faculty building featured in article in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland

JLSS Oct. 2020 p. 40

Custodies and Undertakings at Glasgow Sheriff Court from week beginning 16 Nov. 2020

Letter from the Sheriff Principal re new arrangements for Custodies and Undertakings to take effect from 16 Nov. 2020

SLCC survey on the impact of Covid-19

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has issued a survey to gauge the likely impact of Covid-19 on the legal sector. Details of the survey and how responses can be made can be found here.

Christmas and New Year holiday courts

Please find the reposonse from Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull in relation to the Christmas and New Year holiday courts. 

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Royal Faculty / Strathclyde Law Clinic - Initial Advice Clinic

The Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow has, in recent years, been a keen supporter of access to justice – having played an active part in the Glasgow Legal Walk and also hosting an Initial Advice Clinic in the Royal Faculty building (in conjunction with Strathclyde University Law Clinic). The Royal Faculty also has a long history of promoting legal education by providing grants to law students who are in need of financial assistance,  providing 16 prizes in various legal subjects at the three Glasgow Universities and raising money for the LawScot Foundation at the Triennial Dinner earlier this year..

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