• 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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  • New Council Chair

    Dec 21, 2015
    The Right Honourable Lord Carloway has been appointed as the new Lord President of the Court of Session and will automatically become Chair of the Council once installed early in the new year.
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  • New Rules for the Sheriff Appeal Court (Civil)

    Dec 16, 2015
    A package of new court rules drafted by the Council will come into force on 01 January 2016, when the Sheriff Appeal Court takes up its civil jurisdiction and competence.
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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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  • Consultation on the draft Simple Procedure Rules

    Nov 25, 2015
    A consultation paper seeking views on the draft rules of court for simple procedure - a new procedure to replace the small claims and summary cause procedures in the sheriff court - is published by the Council today.
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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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  • Winter Tour kicks off

    Nov 17, 2015
    The Council’s Winter Tour kicks off this week.
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  • Winter Tour - Cancelled Sessions

    Oct 28, 2015
    Some of the Council’s Winter Tour sessions have been cancelled, but spaces are still available in the three events scheduled for Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow.
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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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