Physiotherapists and the Court

A Guide for members in Scotland prepared by The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Thompsons Solicitors

This guide has been developed to provide CSP members with an important source of information on their professional involvement with the Scottish legal system.



The Scottish legal system has a long and unique history within the United Kingdom. While Scotland has shared the monarchy and legislative functions of the United Kingdom, it has always retained a separate legal system.

Since 1999, devolution has seen Scotland’s legislative system evolving under the law making powers of the
Scottish Parliament, leading to an increasingly distinct and changing legal environment.

Whether members choose to provide expert opinion, or are required to give evidence, the experience can be daunting.