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New Civil Justice Council to have a key role in court reform

The Scottish Civil Justice Council was established on 28 May 2013 under the Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Act 2013. 

It will prepare draft rules of procedure for the civil courts and advise the Lord President on the development of the civil justice system in Scotland. The Scottish Civil Justice Council replaces the Court of Session Rules Council and the Sheriff Court Rules Council. 

The new Council will take over the rule drafting functions of those bodies and will also have a new, wider, role to advise and make recommendations on the civil justice system.

Two consumer representative members have been appointed to the Council:  Ian Maxwell, the National Development Manager of Families Need Fathers Scotland and Lauren Wood, Access to Justice Policy Officer at Citizens Advice Scotland.