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Scottish courts stay open as protection levels are raised

Nov 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that COVID protection levels are to be raised for 11 local authority areas to level 4, effective from 18:00 on Friday 20 November. Scotland’s courts will remain open for business under all 5 protection levels as the delivery of justice is identified as essential business.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for those due to attend court

Nov 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to have a significant impact on the Scottish criminal justice system. COPFS is working closely with justice partners and with Scottish Government on measures which will support the fair and effective administration of justice whilst respecting the public health guidance which has been issued.

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Domestic Abuse and Stalking charges in Scotland, 2019-20

Sep 2020

An Official Statistics publication for Scotland. 

A report on Domestic Abuse and Stalking charges in Scotland 2019-20 was published today.

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