BLM partner Gillian Rushbury has provided this month's legal update in The Scotsman. Published today (17 October) Gillian highlights a proposed redesign of the Scottish court room to reflect 21st century and fully embrace evolving IT advancements.
In her article, Gillian talks about how speed is at the heart of the reforms and soon, members of the public will be able to use the internet to bring cases to the Sheriff Court from 28 November for non-personal injury claims. A simpler procedure for personal injury claims is expected in 2017.
Gillian says: "Simple procedure is breaking new ground – it marks the first time in Scotland that claimants will be able to use an online portal to launch and run court action. The procedure will replace two existing systems: small claims running to £3,000; and summary causes from £3,001 to £5,000."
To read Gillian's full article please click here.