Simple Procedure Mediation Service to Sheriff Courts

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)

Project Details


Strathclyde Mediation Clinic provides a free mediation service in more than half of Scotland's sheriff courts, enabling them to fulfil the requirements of the Simple Procedure Rules 2016.

Key findings

Sheriffs have become increasingly supportive of referral to mediation under the Simple Procedure rules, leading to an expansion of provision by the Clinic
Short titleSimple Procedure Mediation
Effective start/end date3/02/17 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • mediation, conflict resolution, dispute resolution, alternative dispute resolution, Scottish courts, Simple Procedure, court-referred mediation


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