This protocol is subject to the Inquiries Act 2005 and the Inquiries (Scotland) Rules 2007.
It is intended to provide general information and guidance on some of the procedures that take place in advance of an Inquiry hearing.
For information on procedures at hearings see the separate guidelines in relation to hearings. There is a link to this guideline at the foot of this page.
For information on the practical arrangements for hearings see the factsheet on hearings.