• Sheriff officers - fees

    May 16, 2017
    This Act of Sederunt amends the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) (No. 2) 2002 to extend its application to simple procedure cases and appeals in the Sheriff Appeal Court.
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  • 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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  • Curators ad litem appointments in family actions

    May 10, 2017
    New Rules relating to the appointment of curators ad litem to defenders in family actions will come into force in both the Court of Session and sheriff court on 1 June 2017.
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  • Civil Justice Reshaped

    May 08, 2017
    The Council is undertaking a comprehensive project to reshape the nation’s civil procedure rules and is asking the public to help inform its review.
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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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  • Update published

    Apr 25, 2017
    The April edition of the Council newsletter, Update, is now available.
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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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  • New Rules modernise FAIs

    Apr 03, 2017
    New Rules modernising how Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAIs) are carried out will come into force in June.
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  • Protective Expenses Orders

    Mar 28, 2017
    A consultation has been launched today on draft rules for Protective Expenses Orders, and will run until 23 June 2017.
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  • Pursuers' Offers in Settlement

    Mar 09, 2017
    New Court Rules will introduce a mechanism by which a pursuer can put forward a formal offer in settlement.
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