1. Advice and guidance

    05 Feb 2021

    Structured deferred sentences: guidance

    A high-level guide to the purpose, policy rationale and operation of structured deferred sentences in Scotland, for local authority justice social work services, youth justice services and relevant partners.

  2. Advice and guidance

    18 Nov 2019

    Association of Commercial Attorneys: revised scheme

    The scheme has been revised in accordance with the provisions of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990. The Minister for Community Safety has directed that the Association of Commercial Attorneys bring this into force from 18 June 2019.

  3. Consultation paper

    01 Oct 2019

    Letter of rights: consultation

    A consultation to seek the views of key stakeholders and members of the public on the current Letter of Rights for Scotland.

  4. Research and analysis

    03 Sep 2019

    Domestic abuse courts: report

    This report examines the effectiveness of Integrated Domestic Abuse Courts (IDACs) that use a ‘One Family, One Judge’ model.

  5. NEWS

    19 Mar 2019 17:29

    Damages Bill passed

    Reforming the law on setting the personal injury discount rate.

  6. 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.

  7. NEWS

    07 Oct 2018 14:59

    Tackling misogyny

    Legislative option to form part of forthcoming public consultation.

  8. NEWS

    07 Oct 2018 10:41

    Victims Task Force

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

  9. NEWS

    15 May 2018 09:43

    Review of family law

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