Agents withdrawal & Judicial Review Rules

Jun 15, 2017

This Act of Sederunt amends chapter 30 (withdrawal of agents) of the Rules of the Court of Session (“Rules”) to place additional requirements on agents who withdraw from acting and to allow the Court, on its own initiative, to ordain the party whose agent has withdrawn from acting to intimate whether they intend to proceed.

It also amends chapter 58 (judicial review) of the Rules to make various changes to the procedure. This follows from the Council's review of how the rules have been operating since they came into force in 2015. 

The Act of Sederunt will come into force on 17 July, 2017.

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