Different Types of Hearings
A procedural hearing is a short hearing to ascertain whether or not the facts in the case are in dispute, what evidence will be required and whether there are any preliminary issues to be decided before a full hearing can be fixed.
If legal matters are raised, it may be that a preliminary hearing/debate is required to deal with issues such as competency, relevancy, delay or Human Rights.
A full hearing (also referred to as a substantive hearing) is fixed in most cases. Evidence may be led or the case can be dealt with by submissions.
A compensation hearing is fixed when professional misconduct has been established against a solicitor and the secondary complainer has lodged a claim for compensation.
This section contains information about forthcoming Tribunal Hearings and events organised by the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal.
For Virtual Hearings - please email the Tribunal Office if you would like joining information. Please also refer to the guidance for the public and media which is on the guidance page.