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Criminal Courts Practice Notes and Directions


Practice Notes are documents issued by the Lord Justice General in respect of the High Court of Justiciary and the Sheriff Court (criminal) sometimes simply referred to as the "Criminal Courts". They inform practitioners of a practice the court is minded to take or inform practitioners of a practice the court expects them to take.

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High Court Direction no.2 of 2020 : Specified hearings for participation by a detained person through live television linkPDF635.90 KB09 Oct, 2020 Download
Criminal Courts Practice Note No 3 of 2020: Remote Conduct of Summary TrialsPDF438.11 KB24 Jul, 2020 Download
Criminal Courts Practice Note No 2 of 2020: Re-introduction of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF348.78 KB17 Jun, 2020 Download
Criminal Courts Practice Note No.2 of 2019: Case management in Summary Criminal Cases PilotPDF311.83 KB04 Nov, 2019 Download
Criminal Courts- Practice Note - Number 1 of 2019. Vulnerable and child witnesses : written questionsPDF311.36 KB06 Mar, 2019 Download
Criminal Courts - Practice Note - Number 2 of 2018PDF276.63 KB20 Aug, 2018 Download
Criminal Courts - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2018PDF292.54 KB10 May, 2018 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 2 of 2017PDF223.35 KB18 Apr, 2017 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2017PDF265.86 KB29 Mar, 2017 Download
Criminal Courts - Practice Note - Number 3 of 2016PDF328.45 KB02 Sep, 2016 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 3 of 2005 PDF90.64 KB06 Jul, 2016 Download
Criminal Courts - Practice Note - Number 2 of 2016PDF225.87 KB06 May, 2016 Download
Criminal Courts - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2016PDF329.10 KB28 Apr, 2016 Download
Criminal Courts - Practice Note - Number 3 of 2015 - Appendix: Joint Written Record of State of Preparation Form (Word Version)DOC96.00 KB27 Nov, 2015 Download
Criminal Courts- Practice Note - Number 3 of 2015PDF328.01 KB26 Aug, 2015 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2015PDF255.06 KB27 May, 2015 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2015 (this practice note is in fact the second practice note of 2015)PDF221.55 KB27 May, 2015 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 2 of 2014PDF98.89 KB09 Oct, 2014 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2011PDF128.07 KB13 Dec, 2012 Download
High Court - Direction - Number 1 of 2010PDF200.14 KB16 Jan, 2014 Download
Criminal Courts - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2014PDF168.38 KB06 Jan, 2014 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2013PDF173.78 KB28 Jan, 2013 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 2 of 2010PDF80.34 KB13 Dec, 2012 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 3 of 2010PDF78.52 KB13 Dec, 2012 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 2 of 2005PDF24.04 KB05 Oct, 2012 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 2 of 2004PDF11.63 KB05 Oct, 2012 Download
Criminal Courts - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2010PDF90.82 KB05 Oct, 2012 Download
Criminal Courts - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2008PDF86.58 KB05 Oct, 2012 Download
High Court - Practice Note - 1 of 2005PDF70.21 KB05 Oct, 2012 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2004PDF15.86 KB05 Oct, 2012 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2007PDF12.41 KB05 Oct, 2012 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 1 of 2012PDF137.58 KB05 Oct, 2012 Download
High Court - Practice Note - Number 2 of 2011PDF98.95 KB05 Oct, 2012 Download

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