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Sheriff Court Slots - Running Orders for w/c 6 July 2020

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

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Sheriff Court - updated Criminal Guidance

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

First Diets - Update

Update from Sheriff Court re First Diets -

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Sheriff Court - Court Holidays 2021

Glasgow Court Holidays 2021

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Sheriff Court - Re-introduction of Civil Business - Update 28.6.20

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

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Bank Holiday Custody Court 20 July 2020

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)

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

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Sheriff Court Slots

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

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

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Sheriff Courts Business Update

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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Royal Faculty AGM (4 June 2020 at 12pm)

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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Guidance in relation to criminal business in Glasgow and Strathkelvin Sheriffdom (Order no 15 of 2020)

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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Order refixing diets in non-custody solemn cases from next week.

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

Guidance in respect of Civil Business

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

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Order Refixing Summary Criminal Business

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

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New SCTS Guidance on Sheriff Court Civil Court Business

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.

2019 AGM Minute

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.

Message from the Dean to Royal Faculty members

Video message from the Dean, Donald Reid, to members of the Royal Faculty -  

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RFPG during coronavirus

Library – In light of official guidance regretfully the library will be closed as a physical space. Library staff will continue to provide the enquiry and research service of the library remotely, responding to requests for information by telephone and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Apologies for any inconvenience that this causes and obviously we will keep the situation under review with a view to reopening as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Guidance on civil and criminal business in Sheriffdom of Glasgow & Strathkelvin

Guidance on civil and criminal business in the Sheriffdom of Glasgow & Strathkelvin issued by Sheriff Principal Turnbull

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