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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

New section 47H – Arrestment to found jurisdiction in action against demise charterer

806.New section 47H has the effect that where a pursuer wishes to raise an action against a demise charterer to enforce a claim listed in the section 47(2) list but the demise charterer is not within the jurisdiction of the court, the pursuer can arrest the ship under demise charter (providing it is within the court’s jurisdiction) to found jurisdiction for the action and allow it to be heard by that court.

807.Paragraph 13 amends section 6(c) of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907. It is linked with the provision in new section 47H and it makes clear that the arrestment of a ship within the jurisdiction of the sheriff and which is under demise charter will bring the demise charterer within the jurisdiction of the sheriff even though the charterer would not normally be subject to that jurisdiction.

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