SB 14-15 The Scottish Civil Court System

This Briefing provides an overview of the civil court system in Scotland, including a description of the main civil courts and the hierarchy associated with them. It also provides an introduction to the key terminology associated with the civil courts and a brief overview of other bodies and individuals associated with the civil courts system. The Briefing is intended to be useful background for those with an interest in the Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill.

For an overview of the system of criminal courts in Scotland see the SPICe Briefing entitled The Scottish Criminal Justice System: the Criminal Courts (McCallum 2011).

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Published: 13 February 2014

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