1. Publication

    19 Jul 2019

    Investigation and prosecution of sheriff solemn cases: thematic review

    The Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland's review of the investigation and prosecution of sheriff solemn cases.

  2. Consultation paper

    27 Jun 2019

    Legal aid reform: consultation

    This document is the basis of a 12 week public consultation on legal aid reform in Scotland.

  3. Publication

    25 Jun 2019

    Independent review of legal services regulation in Scotland: our response

    Scottish Government response to independent review by Esther A Roberton.

  4. Research and analysis

    25 Jun 2019

    Mediation in civil justice: international evidence review

    Available literature and evidence on mediation in civil justice (civil/commercial) in five international jurisdictions: Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Ireland, and the USA.

  5. NEWS

    02 Apr 2019 10:31

    Statistics News - Insights into equality outcomes

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  6. NEWS

    02 Apr 2019 09:30

    Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2017-18

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  7. NEWS

    19 Mar 2019 17:29

    Damages Bill passed

    Reforming the law on setting the personal injury discount rate.

  8. Consultation paper

    11 Mar 2019

    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002: consultation

    We are consulting on draft code of practice on powers by proper persons to exercise a series of investigatory orders and warrants under Chapter 3 of Part 8 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

  9. Research and analysis

    27 Feb 2019

    Hate crime: availability of information recorded by the police in Scotland

    Update on work by our statisticians and Police Scotland to review the availability of information on hate crime.

  10. NEWS

    19 Dec 2018 09:43

    Strengthening victims’ voices in parole hearings

    Consultation on improving openness and transparency of parole.

  11. Corporate report

    29 Nov 2018

    Independent review of legal aid in Scotland: our response

    Scottish Government response to "Rethinking Legal Aid, an Independent Strategic Review".

  12. NEWS

    08 Nov 2018 17:08

    Prescription Bill passed

    More clarity for creditors and debtors in terms of legal claims.

  13. Consultation paper

    08 Nov 2018

    Success fee agreements: consultation on Part 1 of the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018

    Consultation on Scottish Ministers' powers to cap success fees, to regulate which cases are not suitable to be funded by damages based agreements, and to make further regulatory provision about success fee agreements.

  14. Research and analysis

    10 Oct 2018

    Justice vision and priorities delivery plan 2018-2019 and overview of progress 2017-2018

    Overview of progress to the actions set out in 2017-2018 Justice Vision and Priorities Delivery Plan and new approaches and additional actions for the coming year 2018-2019.

  15. Advice and guidance

    09 Oct 2018

    Beyond survival: resource for organisations working with child abuse survivors

    This toolkit provides resources to enable survivor support organisations become more sustainable.

  16. NEWS

    07 Oct 2018 14:59

    Tackling misogyny

    Legislative option to form part of forthcoming public consultation.

  17. NEWS

    07 Oct 2018 10:41

    Victims Task Force

    Justice Secretary to lead group driving progress for victims of crime.

  18. NEWS

    07 Sep 2018 11:30

    Funding boost for Rape Crisis Centres

    Support for victims of sexual violence.

  19. NEWS

    04 Sep 2018 09:33

    Reconvictions at 19-year low

    'Focus on reducing re-offending is helping keep crime down and communities safe'.

  20. NEWS

    15 Aug 2018 09:29

    More support for young people at risk of crime

    Funding for whole system approach.

  21. NEWS

    10 Aug 2018 00:01

    Improving victims' experiences of the justice system

    £1.1 million extra to reduce delays in sexual offences cases and improve communication with victims.

  22. NEWS

    11 Jul 2018 10:00

    Making the justice system more accessible

    Support for victims of crime and vulnerable adults.

  23. NEWS

    15 Jun 2018 09:30

    Hate crime reporting must continue

    Statistics on hate crime published.

  24. NEWS

    13 Jun 2018 08:19

    More pre-recording of evidence for criminal trials

    Improving support for child and vulnerable witnesses in justice system.

  25. NEWS

    07 Jun 2018 14:50

    Independent review of policing during Miners' Strike

    Impact on mining communities to be focus.

  26. NEWS

    24 May 2018 14:00

    New Chief Inspector of Prisons

    Wendy Sinclair-Gieben first woman appointed to post.

  27. NEWS

    23 May 2018 09:00

    Understanding victims' experiences

    Identifying improvements in the criminal justice process. 

  28. NEWS

    22 May 2018 14:22

    Police call handling

    Independent HM Inspector reports on improvements.

  29. NEWS

    15 May 2018 09:43

    Review of family law

    Prioritising children’s interests in family court cases when parents separate.

  30. Research and analysis

    30 Apr 2018

    Methods of conveying information to jurors: evidence review

    This review draws on international evidence from field studies which are undertaken with real jurors and simulated or ‘mock’ jury studies.

  31. Research and analysis

    30 Apr 2018

    Methods of conveying information to jurors: evidence review - research findings

    Research findings from the evidence review of methods of conveying information to jurors.

  32. NEWS

    19 Apr 2018 09:30

    Support for bereaved families

    Funding for new homicide service.

  33. NEWS

    10 Apr 2018 09:30

    Insights into key equality outcomes across Scotland

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  34. NEWS

    23 Mar 2018 10:24

    Scottish Police Authority appointees

    Seven new members to strengthen the Board.

  35. NEWS

    01 Mar 2018 10:30

    Supporting victims of rape

    Matheson announces £1.7m to extend advocacy service after successful pilot.

  36. NEWS

    27 Feb 2018 09:21

    Support for court users

    More vulnerable groups to be exempt from court fees.

  37. NEWS

    09 Feb 2018 09:22

    Prescription Bill introduced

    More clarity for creditors pursuing and debtors defending claims.

  38. NEWS

    25 Jan 2018 00:01

    Modernising powers of arrest

    New framework of police powers and duties.

  39. NEWS

    20 Jan 2018 11:30

    Action on sexual harassment

    Women need confidence in reporting procedures.

  40. Strategy/plan

    11 Jul 2017

    Justice in Scotland: vision and priorities delivery plan, 2017-2018

    Delivery plan setting out key actions for 2017-2018 to help progress the seven priorities set out in the Justice vision document.