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Agents' video links


Introduction

We are leading the Scottish Government's Justice Digital strategy to make greater use of video links for solicitors’ advice to:

The aim is to have modern, user-focused justice systems that use digital technology to deliver simple, fast and effective justice at best cost while reducing the need for unnecessary travel.

It will also reduce the need for prisoners to be transferred between prisons and courts for court hearings.


Prison Video Links

Following a successful pilot, prison video links are now available for solicitors to use for conducting secure meetings with their clients in prison.

The prison video links enable solicitors to conduct a meeting with their client in prison from their office using a PC or tablet.

In accordance with the Prisons Rules (Scotland) 2011, visits by video link are conducted in the same way as physical visits, private and ‘out of hearing’ but within ‘sight’.

The key benefits of the video link system are:

Prisons participating

The prisons currently set up for agents visits by video link are:


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