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Cases in which one person or party brings an action against another person or party seeking some form of redress or other remedy. For more information see our fact sheet: The Judiciary in Scotland - Civil.
College of Justice
Created in 1532, it may be said to consist of the Supreme Courts judges (senators), Faculty of Advocates, writers to the signet (a society of solicitors), solicitors to the Supreme Courts, macers (the court officer who carried a mace before the judges) and Supreme Courts staff.