Introduction

The Scottish Executive Justice Department have two divisions which work closely with the courts - Civil Justice & International Division and Judicial Appointments and Finance Division.

The Judicial Appointments and Finance Division finance the operations a number of courts and tribunals such as the Scottish Land Court and the VAT and Duties Tribunal.

The Judicial Appointments and Finance Division also have a role in administering the system of appointments of the Judiciary in Scotland (other than appointments to the District Courts). On behalf of the First Minister, it deals with complaints made by the public against the actions of the Judiciary.

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The Scottish Court Service (SCS) is an Executive Agency which is responsible for the speedy, efficient and cost effective administration of the Supreme and Sheriff Courts.

SCS is responsible for the administrative staff who deal with the day to day work of the courts and associated offices.

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The District Courts are managed individually by each Local Authority. The Courts Group and SCS have no responsibility for the operations of these courts.

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