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Consultation on Prescription Act announced

Scottish Government consults on how to bring Prescription Act into force

Group proceedings rules come in from 31 July

"Opt in" actions under Civil Litigation Act given go-ahead

Appeal not suspension the remedy for non-party to award

Court holds appeal by body not party to dismissal claim would be competent

Villiers maintenance appeal refused – by majority

Supreme Court splits 3-2 in favour of wife's application in English courts

Lord President issues new warning on jury trials

Praise for progress on remote courts, but "major problem" ahead with trials

Legal aid consultation analysis published

Responses back user centred approach but differ on change agenda

Court of Session video hearings: practice note issued

Directions given on productions, witnesses and equipment

Legal aid rates should rise due to halted business: GBA

Letter calls for general increase to keep firms afloat during shutdown

Courts to begin to open up from next week

"Incremental" increases in business planned as lockdown starts to lift

Court business going to get tougher: sheriff principal

Derek Pyle praises innovations to date, and co-operation of court users

Court of Session Outer House to pilot virtual hearings

Plan to enable regular videoconference hearings from 1 June

Guilty pleas among further restarts in Scottish courts

Updated guidance notes published for Court of Session and sheriff court