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Scottish courts and the law
Scottish courts and the law

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Week 3: The court structure in Scotland

Introduction

In this week you explore the structure of the court system in Scotland. You learn about the courts, their functions, the types of cases they hear and any routes of appeal that exist.

By the end of this week you will be able to:

  • describe the court structure in Scotland
  • explain the work of the courts in the civil justice system
  • explain the work of the courts in the criminal justice system.