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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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Family Court Business

Communication from Sheriff Andrew Mackie re Family Court Proof Business (30.10.20)

Virtual Custody Court Pilot - amended Practice Note

Revised Practice Note for the Virtual Custody Court Pilot

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A Letter from the Sheriff Principal

Virtual Custody Court Pilot

Please see attached the practice note for the Virtual Custody Court Pilot commemcing on 25th August 2020. 

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RFPG Library

The Royal Faculty library is now open to library readers (initially this will be Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). 

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Glasgow Sheriff Court - Court programme

Letter to the Dean of the Royal Faculty from the Sheriff Principal regarding the court programme from week commencing 10 August and beyond.

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Family Court peremptory diets and other business

Message from Sheriff Andrew Mackie regarding family court business in the Glasgow Sheriff Court -

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Faculty Leaders' Forum (1 July 2020)

Summary of discussion at the LSS facilitated Faculty Leaders’ Forum on 1 July 2020 (the next Faculty Leaders’ Forum is pencilled in for 25 August at 2pm please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if there are any points you would like to see raised). - 

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Glasgow Sheriff Court Business Schedule

Please follow the link below for more details.

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Glasgow Sheriff Court Update

Court running order for week commencing 6.7.20 -

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RFPG Library

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

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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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