• 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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  • New Simple Procedure

    Jun 13, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Simple Procedure) 2016 provides rules of court, forms and a set of standard orders for the simple procedure which will replace the small claims procedure for cases which have a value of £5,000 or less in the sheriff court.
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  • Amendments to Court of Session and Sheriff Court rules

    Feb 23, 2016
    The Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2016 comes into force on 21st March 2016.
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  • Fees for sheriff officers & messengers at arms

    Feb 17, 2016
    These two Acts of Sederunt amend fees for sheriff officers and messengers at arms. The new tables will come into effect on 1 April this year.
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  • Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2015

    Dec 22, 2015
    This Act of Sederunt amends the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993 in implementation of the Section 16 Enterprise Act 2002 Regulations 2015 and amends the Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) 1997 in consequence of the coming into force of section 44A of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 and the Secure Accommodation (Scotland) Amendment (No 2) Regulations 2015. It comes into force on 1 February 2016.
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  • Sheriff Appeal Court

    Dec 15, 2015
    This Act of Sederunt amends the Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and various sheriff court rules in consequence of the Sheriff Appeal Court taking up its civil jurisdiction. It comes into force on 1 January 2016.
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  • Protective Expenses Orders

    Dec 09, 2015
    This Act of Sederunt amends Chapter 58A of the Rules of the Court of Session 1994. The rules make provision for the granting of protective expenses orders in certain proceedings relating to the environment. It comes into force on 11 January 2016.
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  • Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Appeal Court) 2015

    Nov 19, 2015
    This Act of Sederunt regulates the taxation of accounts of expenses between parties in relation to proceedings in the Sheriff Appeal Court. It comes into force on 01 January 2016.
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  • Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Appeal Rules) 2015

    Oct 23, 2015
    The Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Appeal Rules) 2015 makes provision about procedure to be followed in appeals to the Sheriff Appeal Court in civil proceedings. The Rules come into force on 01 January 2016, when the Sheriff Appeal Court takes up its civil jurisdiction and competence.
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  • Act of Sederunt (Child Support Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2015

    Oct 21, 2015
    This Act of Sederunt inserts a new Schedule in the Act of Sederunt (Child Support Rules) 1993 in place of the existing Schedule. It comes into force on 21 December 2015.
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