• 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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  • Vexatious Actions

    May 02, 2017
    This Act of Sederunt amends the Rules of the Court of Session 1994 to set out the procedure which will apply when a person who is the subject of an order under section 1 of the Vexatious Actions (Scotland) Act 1898 seeks leave to institute legal proceedings
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  • FAIs modernised

    Apr 11, 2017
    The Act of Sederunt (Fatal Accident Inquiry Rules) 2017, modernising how FAIs are carried out, will come into force on 15 June.
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  • 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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