New section 15B – Diligence on the dependence of petition
460.Section 15B gives the Court of Session an additional power by providing that it is competent for the court to grant warrant for diligence by arrestment or inhibition on the dependence of a petition. How this power can be exercised is again given further content by subsection (2) and by sections 15C to 15F. Again, the court can grant warrant for arrestment on the dependence only where the petition contains a prayer for payment of a sum of money other than expenses. Warrant for inhibition on the dependence can be granted where the petition contains a similar prayer for payment or where it contains a prayer for specific implement of a similar obligation as that described in section 15A(2)(b)(ii).
461.Subsection (3) provides that legislation and rules of law relating to diligence on the dependence of actions are to apply to diligence on the dependence of petitions, so far as practicable and provided the contrary intention does not appear.