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Latest News
  • Advocate member recruitment

    Jul 27, 2016
    A vacancy has arisen for a new advocate member for the Council. Those interested in the post should submit an application by midnight on Friday, 26 August.
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  • New Pre-Action Protocol

    Jul 25, 2016
    New Rules introduce a compulsory Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol which will apply to certain claims of damages up to the value of £25,000 in local sheriff courts and the all-Scotland Personal Injury Court.
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  • Annual Programme published

    Jun 30, 2016
    The Council has now published its Annual Programme detailing how it will deliver on its priorities for 2016 - 17.
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Latest Court Rules
  • Court reforms amendments

    Aug 18, 2016
    New Rules have been made in relation to ongoing court reforms. The Rules, which come into force on 28 November, 2016, deal with changes to sections 87, 100 and 101 of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.
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  • New compulsory Pre-Action Protocol

    Jul 25, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol) 2016 introduces a new chapter into both the Ordinary Cause Rules (Chapter 3A) and the Summary Cause Rules (Chapter 4A) requiring parties to a prospective action of damages for personal injury to comply with a compulsory protocol prior to commencing proceedings.
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  • Sheriff Appeal Court rules

    Jun 23, 2016
    The main content of this miscellaneous Act of Sederunt are amendments to the Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Appeal Court Rules) 2015, which have been made by the Council following feedback on the operation of the Sheriff Appeal Court since it was established on 1 January 2016. It also contains minor and consequential amendments to various other sheriff court rules as a result of these procedural changes within the Sheriff Appeal Court.
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