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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

Inverness hearing will be first virtual sheriff court

Commercial case will test new video platform

Tayside commercial court extended across sheriffdom

Four additional commercial sheriffs appointed to support expansion

Sheriff courts restarting, but not "business as usual"

Parties can apply to restart cases that can be progressed remotely

Courts confirm further steps towards resuming business

Civil appeal hearings rescheduled and sheriff court announcement due today

Former judges call for "breathing space" to avoid litigation rush

Warning of international tribunals being overwhelmed by commercial cases

SCTS moves to restart some civil sheriff court cases

Cases that can be progressed digitally will be able to resume

Court reports successful first virtual hearing

Judgment reserved in Campbell v Dugdale defamation appeal