• Offers in Settlement

    Mar 09, 2017
    These Rules introduce a mechanism by which a pursuer can put forward a formal offer in settlement. They come into force on 3 April.
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  • Temporary Exclusion Orders

    Feb 06, 2017
    These Rules implement provisions in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. These provisions are in Part 1 Chapter 2 and Schedules 2 and 3 which relate to civil proceedings.
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  • Appeal to Court of Session

    Jan 18, 2017
    This instrument changes the Rules concerning certain appeals to the Court of Session. It comes into force on 7 February, 2017.
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  • New miscellaneous instrument

    Dec 15, 2016
    A new instrument noting changes to the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986, the Insolvency Act 1986, and jury summoning numbers, will come into force on 24 December.
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  • Simple Procedure & other Rules changes

    Nov 17, 2016
    This instrument primarily makes amendments relating to the new Simple Procedure Rules but also contains changes to the new Bankruptcy Rules and minor changes to the Ordinary Cause Personal Injury Rules.
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  • Court fees

    Oct 25, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors and Shorthand Writers in the Court of Session, Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Court Amendment) 2016 makes amendments and additions to fees in these courts
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  • Serious Crime Prevention Orders

    Oct 25, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Summary Application Rules 1999 Amendment) (Serious Crime Prevention Orders etc.) 2016 extends the availability of Serious Crime Prevention Orders so that they can be made in Scotland.
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  • Changes under postal services act

    Oct 25, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session1994 Amendment) (Postal Administration) 2016 results from legislative changes under the Postal Services Act 2011.
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  • Simple procedure implementation

    Oct 21, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (No. 4) (Simple Procedure) 2016 is part of the implementation programme for simple procedure and comes into force on the same day, 28 November 2016, as the relevant parts of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 and the simple procedure rules.
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  • Lay representation for non natural persons

    Sep 22, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt makes provision regarding the lay representation of non-natural persons (for example a company) in civil proceedings in the Court of Session, the Sheriff Appeal Court and the sheriff court, and partly implements Chapter 4 (lay representation for non-natural persons) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.
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