Perth Sheriff Court welcomes pilot on early resolution of domestic abuse cases | Scottish Legal News

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Following the success of the Summary Case Management Pilot for domestic abuse cases at Dundee, Hamilton, Paisley and Glasgow, Perth is now the latest court to benefit from an initiative that has seen a marked reduction in the number of victims and witnesses in summary cases having to attend court.

Sheriff Principal Gillian Wade KC issued a practice note on 24 April extending the SCM pilot to Perth, where it will apply to all summary complaints involving charges of domestic abuse in which the first calling occurs on or after 13 May 2024.

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