130The Scottish Courts and Tribunals ServiceS

(1)The Scottish Court Service is renamed and is to be known as the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (“the SCTS”).

(2)After section 61 of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 insert—

61AAdministrative support for the Scottish Tribunals and their members etc.

(1)The SCTS has the function of providing, or ensuring the provision of, the property, services, officers and other staff required for the purposes of—

(a)the Scottish Tribunals,

(b)the members of those Tribunals, and

(c)such other tribunals (and their members) as the Scottish Ministers may by order specify.

(2)In carrying out that function, the SCTS must—

(a)take account, in particular, of the needs of members of the public and those involved in proceedings in the tribunals, and

(b)so far as practicable and appropriate, co-operate and co-ordinate activity with any other person having functions in relation to the administration of justice.

(3)In this Part, references to—

(a)the Scottish Tribunals are to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tribunal for Scotland,

(b)the members of the Scottish Tribunals are to be construed in accordance with the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014..

(3)Schedule 4, which makes further provision in relation to the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, has effect.

(4)Any reference in any enactment to the Scottish Court Service is, unless the contrary intention appears, to be construed as a reference to the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.


Commencement Information

I1S. 130 in force at 2.2.2015 for specified purposes by S.S.I. 2015/12, art. 2

I2S. 130 in force at 1.4.2015 in so far as not already in force by S.S.I. 2015/77, art. 2(2)(3), Sch.