Stage 1 scrutiny by the Justice Committee
The Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 2 May 2012.
The purpose of this Scottish Government Bill is to (a) establish a Scottish Civil Justice Council to replace the Court of Session Rules Council and the Sheriff Court Rules Council and (b) make changes to financial eligibility in relation to criminal legal assistance to align the eligibility test with that of criminal legal aid.
Read the Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Bill and accompanying documents
The Committee issued a call for evidence on 15 May 2012.
Read the call for evidence
Read the written submissions received
The Committee published its report to the Scottish Parliament on 4 October 2012.
Consideration of the Bill at Stage 1 concluded with the debate in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament on 25 October 2012.