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  1. Understanding civil justice

    Issues like debt, housing disputes, bankruptcy, divorce, and parental rights are dealt with in the civil justice system.

  2. Miscarriage of justice: claim compensation

    How to apply for compensation for a miscarriage of justice. Includes the Statutory Scheme and the Ex Gratia Scheme.

  3. Help and advice

    Help and advice about claiming compensation for a miscarriage of justice is available from solicitors, law centres, Citizens Advice or the Miscarriages of Justice Organisation.

  4. If a young person gets in trouble with the police

    What happens if a child or young person gets in trouble with the police – includes the age of criminal responsibility and Children's Hearings.

  5. Support for families and friends of prisoners

    Get support and advice if you know someone in prison.

  6. Complain about a judge, sheriff or justice of the peace

    How to complain about the behaviour of a judge, sheriff or justice of the peace.

  7. Apply to become a justice of the peace

    Find out what a justice of the peace does and how you can apply to become one.

  8. Justice and security after Brexit (rights and crime)

    Information on how the UK's exit from the European Union (Brexit) may affect justice in Scotland.

  9. Get support as a victim or witness of crime

    Find emotional support and practical information if you have been the victim of crime.

  10. Children's Hearings

    Legal tribunals that help young people with problems, such as they're not looked after properly or are in trouble with the police or their school.

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