In-person hearings are to resume in the Inner House from 15 November.

The Court of Session's appeal divisions have been conducting hearings entirely remotely for 18 months since early in the COVID-19 lockdown, but the court has advised the Faculty of Advocates that hearings are to resume with judges and legal representatives in court.

Dean of Faculty Roddy Dunlop QC, an outspoken supporter of returning to in-person hearings, tweeted that Faculty had been advised of this, but was awaiting a formal announcement. As it had been stated in open court yesterday morning, he wanted to publicly welcome the development, and to thank the court for making it happen. "A serious step forward", he concluded.