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Latest News
  • Simple Procedure & FAI Rules

    May 23, 2017
    The Council has produced new Rules which will come into force next month amending the Simple Procedure Rules and the Fatal Accident Inquiry Rules.
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  • Curators ad litem appointments in family actions

    May 10, 2017
    New Rules relating to the appointment of curators ad litem to defenders in family actions will come into force in both the Court of Session and sheriff court on 1 June 2017.
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  • Civil Justice Reshaped

    May 08, 2017
    The Council is undertaking a comprehensive project to reshape the nation’s civil procedure rules and is asking the public to help inform its review.
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Latest Court Rules
  • Rules for Simple Procedure & FAI

    May 23, 2017
    This Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2017, amends the Act of Sederunt (Simple Procedure) 2016 (‘the Simple Procedure Rules”) and the Act of Sederunt (Fatal Accident Inquiry Rules) 2017 (“the FAI Rules”).
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  • Sheriff officers - fees

    May 16, 2017
    This Act of Sederunt amends the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) (No. 2) 2002 to extend its application to simple procedure cases and appeals in the Sheriff Appeal Court.
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  • Appointment of curators ad litem

    May 10, 2017
    This Act of Sederunt, which comes into force on 1 June 2017, amends the rules that apply to the appointment of curators ad litem to defenders in certain family actions. Paragraph 2 amends Chapters 33 and 33A of the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993. Paragraph 3 amends Chapter 49 of the Rules of the Court of Session 1994.
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