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Prescription Bill passes final Holyrood stage

Ministers resist attempts to reduce 20 year period for UK benefit recovery

Simple procedure responses summary published by SCJC

Respondents want simpler forms, among other suggestions

English law in consumer contract includes limitation rule: sheriff

Defender failed to aver exceptions in Rome Convention

Kennedys warns of risk of claims inflation from Civil Litigation Act

Civil Justice Council urged to counter risk of increased costs

Child evidence facility to open next year

Vulnerable adults also to benefit from safe centre

Scottish courts issue protocol on broadcasting from court

Journalists can apply to record and broadcast, and register to tweet

Child's convention claim saved from time bar by "suspension" provision

Supreme Court dismisses vessel operators' appeal in diver's death case

Lothian & Borders practice note issued for family action affidavits

Sheriff principal's guidance follows that for Court of Session

Sheriff court practice notes on medical certificates issued

Form of words specified for stating person unfit to attend court

Time bar upheld where solicitors failed to deal with service issues

Pursuer would not suffer serious prejudice seeking alternative remedy

Lord President concerned at lack of candidates for bench

Address at opening of legal year highlights changes in court business

Practice note extends affidavit guidance in family actions

Updated version builds on experience in defended actions