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Outer House of the Court of Session

The Court of Session is Scotland's supreme civil court. It is divided into the Outer House and the Inner House. The Outer House primarily hears civil cases when they first come to court (i.e. at first instance). For more  information see the Scottish Courts and Tribunals website.