Following repeated representations by the Civil Justice Committee and Law Society colleagues on behalf of our members, we welcome today’s announcement that Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service will continue to accept simple procedure claims in paper and online.

The initial position that paper-based forms submitted after 1 June (later clarified as after 15 June) would be rejected without warning was of significant concern to our members and the clients they represent. We would like to thank SCTS for listening to the feedback we shared and reconsidering their position so that paper-based forms can continue to be submitted until a full digital solution is available.

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