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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

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SCHEDULE 1CIVIL PROCEEDINGS, ETC. IN RELATION TO WHICH SUMMARY SHERIFF HAS COMPETENCE

(introduced by section 44(1))

Family proceedings

1Family proceedings.

Domestic abuse proceedings

2Proceedings for or in relation to—

(a)an action of harassment under section 8(2) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997,

(b)an exclusion order under section 4(2) of the Matrimonial Homes (Family Protection) (Scotland) Act 1981,

(c)a matrimonial interdict (within the meaning of section 14 of that Act),

(d)a domestic interdict (within the meaning of section 18A of that Act),

(e)an exclusion order under section 104 of the Civil Partnership Act 2004,

(f)a relevant interdict (within the meaning of section 113 of that Act).

Adoption proceedings

3Proceedings for or in relation to—

(a)an adoption order within the meaning of section 28(1) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007,

(b)an order under section 59(1) of that Act (preliminary order where child to be adopted abroad),

(c)a permanence order under section 80(1) of that Act.

Children’s hearings proceedings

4Proceedings under the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011.

Forced marriage proceedings

5Proceedings for or in relation to—

(a)a forced marriage protection order under section 1(1) of the Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act 2011,

(b)an interim forced marriage protection order under section 5(1) of that Act.

Warrants and interim orders

6The granting of—

(a)a warrant of citation (including such warrants where the address of the defender is unknown),

(b)an interim interdict,

(c)an order for the interim preservation of property,

(d)an order to recall an interim interdict.

Diligence proceedings

7Proceedings under—

(a)Part 1A of the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 (diligence on the dependence) (including proceedings to which that Part is applied by section 15N of that Act), other than proceedings in which there is claimed, in addition or as an alternative to a warrant, a decree for payment of a sum of money exceeding £5,000,

(b)Part III of that Act (diligence against earnings),

(c)Part 3A of that Act (arrestment and action of furthcoming),

(d)Part 8 of the Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007 (attachment of money).

8The receipt of a report of money attachment under section 182(1) of the Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007.

9The granting of authority to begin or continue execution of a decree for removing from heritable property under section 217(2) of the Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007.

10Proceedings for or in relation to—

(a)a warrant for the arrest of a ship on the dependence of an action or for the arrest of a ship in rem under section 47 of the Administration of Justice Act 1956, other than proceedings in which there is claimed, in addition or as an alternative to a warrant, a decree for payment of a sum of money exceeding £5,000,

(b)an order for the sale of a ship arrested on the dependence of an action under section 47E of that Act, other than an order relating to a decree for payment of a sum of money exceeding £5,000.

Extension of time to pay debts

11Proceedings for or in relation to—

(a)a time to pay direction under section 1 of the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987,

(b)a time to pay order under section 5 of that Act.

Simple procedure

12A simple procedure case within the meaning of section 72(9).

SCHEDULE 2APPEAL SHERIFFS: TEMPORARY PROVISION

(introduced by section 53)

The transitional period

1In this schedule, “the transitional period” means the period of 3 years beginning with the day on which section 46 comes into force.

Appointment of Senators of the College of Justice to act as Appeal Sheriffs

2(1)The Lord President of the Court of Session may appoint persons holding the office of Senator of the College of Justice to act as Appeal Sheriffs for the transitional period.

(2)The Lord President may appoint as many persons under sub-paragraph (1) as the Lord President considers necessary for the purposes of the Sheriff Appeal Court during the transitional period.

(3)A person may be appointed under sub-paragraph (1) only if the person has held office as a Senator of the College of Justice for at least one year.

(4)The appointment of a Senator of the College of Justice to act as an Appeal Sheriff does not affect the Senator’s appointment as a Senator and the Senator may accordingly continue to act in that capacity.

(5)A person appointed under sub-paragraph (1) is to be treated for all purposes (other than for the purposes of the enactments specified in sub-paragraph (6)) as an Appeal Sheriff and may exercise the jurisdiction and powers that attach to the office of Appeal Sheriff.

(6)The enactments referred to in sub-paragraph (5) are—

(a)sections 50 and 51,

(b)section 304(2)(c)(zi) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

Tenure

3(1)A person’s appointment under paragraph 2(1) ceases—

(a)if the person ceases to hold office as a Senator of the College of Justice,

(b)on the expiry of the transitional period.

(2)If a person appointed under paragraph 2(1) is suspended from office as a Senator of the College of Justice for any period, the person’s appointment under paragraph 2(1) is also suspended for the same period.

(3)The Lord President may, after consulting the President of the Sheriff Appeal Court, recall a person’s appointment under paragraph 2(1).

(4)The recall of a person’s appointment under sub-paragraph (3) does not affect the person’s appointment as a Senator of the College of Justice.

Savings

4Despite the ending by virtue of paragraph 3(1)(b) of a person’s appointment under paragraph 2(1)—

(a)the person may continue to deal with, give judgment in or deal with an ancillary matter relating to, a case begun before the person while acting under that appointment,

(b)so far as necessary for that purpose, and for the purpose of any subsequent proceedings arising out of the case or matter, the person is to be treated as acting, or having acted, under that appointment.

SCHEDULE 3TRANSFER OF SUMMARY CRIMINAL APPEAL JURISDICTION TO THE SHERIFF APPEAL COURT

(introduced by section 118(3))

1The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 is amended as follows.

2(1)Section 173 (quorum of court in relation to appeals) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)The title becomes “Quorum of Sheriff Appeal Court in relation to appeals”.

(3)In each of subsections (1) and (2)—

(a)for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”,

(b)for “judge” in each place where it occurs substitute “Appeal Sheriff”,

(c)for “Lords Commissioners of Justiciary” in each place where it occurs substitute “Appeal Sheriffs”.

3In section 174 (appeals relating to preliminary pleas), in each of subsections (1), (2) and (4), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

4In section 175 (right of appeal), in each of subsections (2), (3), (4), (5) and (5E), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

5In section 176(4) (stated case: manner and time of appeal), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

6(1)Section 177 (procedure where appellant in custody) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In subsection (3)—

(a)for “Clerk of Justiciary” substitute “Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court”,

(b)for “judge” in each place where it occurs substitute “Appeal Sheriff”.

(3)In each of subsections (3) and (4), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

7In section 178(2) (stated case: preparation of draft), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

8In section 179 (stated case: adjustment and signature), in each of subsections (8)(b) and (9), for “Clerk of Justiciary” substitute “Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

9(1)Section 180 (leave to appeal against conviction etc.) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In subsection (1), for “a judge” substitute “an Appeal Sheriff”.

(3)In each of subsections (1), (3), (4), (4A), (5), (8), (9) and (9A), for “High Court” in each place where it occurs substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(4)In each of subsections (2)(b) and (10), for “Clerk of Justiciary” substitute “Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(5)In each of subsections (9)(b) and (10), for “Crown Agent” substitute “prosecutor”.

10(1)Section 181 (stated case: directions by court) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)The title becomes “Stated case: directions by Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(3)In subsection (1), for “High Court” in each place where it occurs substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(4)In subsection (1A), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(5)In subsection (1B), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(6)In subsection (2), for “Clerk of Justiciary” in each place where it occurs substitute “Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(7)In subsection (3)—

(a)for “High Court” in each place where it occurs substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”,

(b)for “Clerk of Justiciary” substitute “Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(8)In subsection (5), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

11(1)Section 182 (stated case: hearing of appeal) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In each of subsections (1), (2), (3), (5) and (6) for “High Court” in each place where it occurs substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(3)In subsection (5)(b), for “a judge” substitute “an Appeal Sheriff”.

12In section 183 (stated case: disposal of appeal), in each of subsections (1), (3), (4), (6), (7), (9) and (10), for “High Court” in each place where it occurs substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

13In section 184 (abandonment of appeal), in each of subsections (1) and (2), for “Clerk of Justiciary” substitute “Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

14In section 185(10) (authorisation of new prosecution), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

15(1)Section 186 (appeals against sentence only) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In each of subsections (4)(a), (9)(a) and (9)(b), for “Clerk of Justiciary” substitute “Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(3)In each of subsections (6) and (7), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

16(1)Section 187 (leave to appeal against sentence) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In subsection (1), for “a judge” substitute “an Appeal Sheriff”.

(3)In each of subsections (1), (2), (3), (3A), (4), (7), (8) and (8A), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(4)In each of subsections (1)(a) and (9), for “Clerk of Justiciary” substitute “Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(5)In each of subsections (8)(b) and (9), for “Crown Agent” substitute “prosecutor”.

17(1)Section 188 (setting aside conviction or sentence) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In each of subsections (3)(a), (4) and (6), for “High Court” in each place where it occurs substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(3)In each of subsections (3)(b) and (4), for “Clerk of Justiciary” substitute “Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(4)In subsection (4), for “judge” in each place where it occurs substitute “Appeal Sheriff”.

18In section 189 (disposal of appeal against sentence), in each of subsections (1), (3), (4), (6) and (7), for “High Court” in each place where it occurs substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

19In section 190(1) (disposal of appeal where appellant not criminally responsible), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

20In section 191 (appeal by suspension or advocation on ground of miscarriage of justice), in each of subsections (1) and (2), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

21In section 191A (time limit for lodging bills of advocation and bills of suspension), in each of subsections (1)(a), (1)(b) and (3), for “High Court” in each place where it occurs substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

22In section 191B (bill of advocation not competent in respect of certain decisions), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

23In section 192(2) (appeals: miscellaneous provisions), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

24In section 193A (suspension of certain sentences pending determination of appeal), in each of subsections (1) and (2), for “High Court” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court”.

25Section 194ZA (finality of proceedings) is repealed.

26In section 307 (interpretation), after the definition of “Clerk of Justiciary” insert—

  • “Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court” includes Deputy Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court and any person authorised to carry out the functions of Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court;.

SCHEDULE 4THE SCOTTISH COURTS AND TRIBUNALS SERVICE

(introduced by section 130(3))

PART 1CONFERRAL OF ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS ETC. IN RELATION TO TRIBUNALS

Modification of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008

1(1)The Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)For “SCS” in each place where it occurs, substitute “SCTS”.

(3)In section 60 (the Scottish Court Service), in subsection (1), for “Court” substitute “Courts and Tribunals”.

(4)In section 62 (administrative support for persons other than the Scottish courts and judiciary)—

(a)after subsection (1)(a)(i) insert—

(ia)functions conferred on the Lord President as Head of the Scottish Tribunals,,

(b)after subsection (1)(c) insert—

(ca)the President of the Scottish Tribunals in the carrying out of—

(i)functions delegated to the President of the Scottish Tribunals by the Lord President as Head of the Scottish Tribunals, and

(ii)other non-judicial functions of the President of the Scottish Tribunals,.

(5)In section 70(1)(a)(i) (Scottish Ministers’ default power), after “courts” insert “or the Scottish Tribunals”.

(6)Schedule 3 (the Scottish Court Service) is amended in accordance with sub-paragraphs (7) to (11).

(7)Paragraph 1 is repealed.

(8)In paragraph 2—

(a)for sub-paragraph (2)(c) substitute—

(c)the President of the Scottish Tribunals,,

(b)the word “and” immediately preceding sub-paragraph (2)(f) is repealed,

(c)after sub-paragraph (2)(f) insert , and

(g)one person holding the position of Chamber President in the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland.,

(d)after sub-paragraph (6) insert—

(7)In this schedule, references to the position of Chamber President in the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland are to be construed in accordance with the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014..

(9)In paragraph 3, in sub-paragraph (1) after “Clerk” insert “, the President of the Scottish Tribunals”.

(10)In paragraph 13, after sub-paragraph (2)(a) insert—

(aa)the judicial member who holds the position of Chamber President in the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (unless that member receives a salary in respect of that position),.

(11)In paragraph 20, after sub-paragraph (2)(a)(i) insert—

(ia)the purposes of tribunals or the members of tribunals,.

(12)The title of—

(a)Part 4 becomes “THE SCOTTISH COURTS AND TRIBUNALS SERVICE”,

(b)section 60 becomes “The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service”,

(c)schedule 3 becomes “THE SCOTTISH COURTS AND TRIBUNALS SERVICE”.

PART 2TRANSITIONAL PROVISION

Transfer of staff

2(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies to persons who, on the coming into force of this paragraph, are members of the staff of the Scottish Ministers assigned to the part of the Scottish Administration known as the Scottish Tribunals Service (referred to in this paragraph as “the Service”), other than excepted staff.

(2)On the coming into force of this paragraph, those members of staff transfer to, and become members of the staff of, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (referred to in this paragraph as “the SCTS”).

(3)The excepted staff are staff on secondment or loan to the Service from another part of the Scottish Administration.

(4)The contract of employment of a person who becomes a member of the staff of the SCTS by virtue of sub-paragraph (2)—

(a)is not terminated by the transfer, and

(b)has effect from the date this paragraph comes into force as if originally made between the person and the SCTS.

(5)Without prejudice to sub-paragraph (4)—

(a)all the rights, powers, duties and liabilities of the Scottish Ministers under or in connection with the person’s contract of employment are by virtue of this sub-paragraph transferred to the SCTS on the date on which this paragraph comes into force, and

(b)anything done before that date by or in relation to the Scottish Ministers in respect of that contract of employment or that person is to be treated from that date as having been done by or in relation to the SCTS.

(6)This paragraph does not prejudice any right of any person to terminate that person’s contract of employment if the terms and conditions of employment are changed substantially to the detriment of the person; but such a change is not to be taken to have occurred by reason only that the identity of the person’s employer changes by virtue of this paragraph.

(7)A determination by the Scottish Ministers that any member of their staff is—

(a)employed as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), or

(b)excepted staff by virtue of sub-paragraph (3),

is conclusive of that fact for the purposes of this paragraph.

Existing tribunals

3(1)Until all of the functions of a tribunal listed in sub-paragraph (2) are transferred to the Scottish Tribunals by virtue of section 28 of the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014, sections 61A (administrative support for the Scottish Tribunals and their members) and 70 (default power of the Scottish Ministers) of the 2008 Act apply in relation to the tribunal, and to the members of the tribunal, as those sections apply in relation to the Scottish Tribunals and the members of those Tribunals.

(2)The tribunals referred to in sub-paragraph (1) are—

(a)the Lands Tribunal for Scotland, established by section 1 of the Lands Tribunal Act 1949,

(b)a private rented housing committee constituted in accordance with Schedule 4 to the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984,

(c)a homeowner housing committee constituted in accordance with that Schedule,

(d)the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, established by section 21 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003,

(e)an Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland constituted under section 17(1) of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004,

(f)a Scottish Charity Appeals Panel constituted under section 75 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005,

(g)the First-tier Tax Tribunal for Scotland, established by section 21(1) of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014,

(h)the Upper Tax Tribunal for Scotland, established by section 21(3) of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014.

(3)Paragraph 2(2)(g) of schedule 3 to the 2008 Act applies as if the reference to the position of Chamber President in the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland includes a reference to an office mentioned in sub-paragraph (4) in relation to a tribunal, for so long as section 61A of the 2008 Act applies, by virtue of sub-paragraph (1), to that tribunal (and paragraph 13(2)(aa) of schedule 3 to the 2008 Act is to be construed accordingly).

(4)The offices and tribunals referred to in sub-paragraph (3) are—

(a)President of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland, appointed under section 2(1) of the Lands Tribunal Act 1949, in relation to the Lands Tribunal for Scotland,

(b)President of the Private Rented Housing Panel, appointed under paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 to the Rent (Scotland) Act 1949, in relation to—

(i)a private rented housing committee,

(ii)a homeowner housing committee,

(c)President of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, appointed under paragraph 3(1) of schedule 2 to the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, in relation to the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland,

(d)President of the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland, appointed under section 17(2) of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) 2004, in relation to an Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland,

(e)President of the Tax Tribunals, appointed under section 22(1) of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014, in relation to the First-tier Tax Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tax Tribunal for Scotland.

(5)The Scottish Ministers may by order—

(a)add a reference to a tribunal which is, or is to be, listed in schedule 1 to the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 to sub-paragraph (2),

(b)add a reference to an office in relation to the tribunal to sub-paragraph (4).

(6)In this paragraph—

  • “the 2008 Act” means the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008,

  • “the Scottish Tribunals” means the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.

PART 3CONSEQUENTIAL REPEALS, ETC.

Lands Tribunal Act 1949

4Section 2(7) of the Lands Tribunal Act 1949 is repealed.

Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

5Paragraph 8(1) and (2) of schedule 2 to the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 is repealed.

Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004

6Paragraph 9 of schedule 1 to the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 is repealed.

Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005

7Paragraph 3 of schedule 2 to the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 is repealed.

Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

8Section 77 (administrative support) of the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 is repealed.

Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014

9(1)The Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)Section 58 (administrative support) is repealed.

(3)In section 59 (guidance), in subsection (2)—

(a)in paragraph (b), for “tribunals” substitute “Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service”,

(b)paragraph (c) is repealed.

SCHEDULE 5MODIFICATIONS OF ENACTMENTS

(introduced by section 132)

PART 1SHERIFF COURTS

Promissory Oaths Act 1868

1In the Promissory Oaths Act 1868, in the second part of the Schedule (persons to take oaths of allegiance and judicial oaths), after “part-time sheriffs” insert “, summary sheriffs, part-time summary sheriffs”.

Promissory Oaths Act 1871

2In section 2 of the Promissory Oaths Act 1871 (persons before whom oaths are to be taken), for “or sheriff, or, for a part-time sheriff,” substitute “, sheriff or summary sheriff, or, for a part-time sheriff or part-time summary sheriff,”.

Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1876

3In the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1876, section 54 (courts to make acts of sederunt) is repealed (so far as not previously repealed).

Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907

4The following provisions of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907 are repealed—

(a)sections 4 to 7 (jurisdiction, extension of jurisdiction, power of sheriff to order sheriff clerk to execute deeds relating to heritage, action competent in sheriff court and privative jurisdiction in causes under one thousand five hundred pounds value),

(b)sections 10 and 11 (privilege not to exempt from jurisdiction and appointment of sheriffs and salaried sheriffs-substitute),

(c)section 14 (salaries of sheriffs and sheriffs-substitute),

(d)section 17 (honorary sheriff-substitute),

(e)sections 27 to 29 (appeal to sheriff, appeal to Court of Session and effect of appeal),

(f)sections 39 and 40 (procedure rules and Court of Session to regulate fees etc.),

(g)section 50 (summary applications),

(h)Schedule 1 (ordinary cause rules 1993).

Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927

5(1)Section 8 of the Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927 (issuing of instructions to sheriff clerks and procurators fiscal) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In subsection (1), for “as regards sheriff clerks and the Lord Advocate as regards procurators fiscal may from time to time issue” substitute “may from time to time issue to sheriff clerks”.

(3)After subsection (1) insert—

(1A)The Lord Advocate may from time to time issue to procurators fiscal such instructions as may be deemed necessary for the purpose of—

(a)giving effect to the provisions of this Act, or

(b)the efficient disposal of business in the sheriff courts..

Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971

6(1)The Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)The whole Act, apart from sections 2(3) and 3(4), is repealed.

(3)In section 2(3) (compensation for loss of office), for “subsection (1) above includes, by virtue of subsection (2)(a) above,” substitute “section 2(1) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 includes”.

(4)In section 3(4) (compensation for loss of employment), for “subsection (2) above” substitute “section 2(1) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014”.

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982

7In section 20(3) of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (rules as to jurisdiction in Scotland)—

(a)for the opening words substitute “Section 43 of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 does not apply—”,

(b)in paragraph (a), the words “to the extent that it determines jurisdiction” are repealed.

Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993

8In Schedule 5 to the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (relevant offices for the purposes of retirement provisions)—

(a)for the entry for “Sheriff principal or sheriff in Scotland” substitute—

  • Sheriff principal, sheriff or summary sheriff in Scotland,

(b)after the entry for “Part-time sheriff in Scotland”, insert—

  • Part-time summary sheriff in Scotland,

(c)the entry for “Stipendiary magistrate in Scotland” is repealed.

Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008

9(1)The Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)The following provisions are repealed—

(a)sections 24 to 26 (amendments of Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971 relating to sheriffs principal, sheriffs and part-time sheriffs),

(b)section 40 (amendments of the 1971 Act relating to consideration of fitness for, and removal from, shrieval office),

(c)sections 47 to 56 (miscellaneous amendments of the 1971 Act relating to the sheriff courts),

(d)section 64(1) and (2) (amendments of the 1971 Act relating to remuneration and allowances of certain judicial office holders),

(e)in section 72 (interpretation), the definition of “the 1971 Act”,

(f)in schedule 5, paragraph 2 (consequential amendments of the 1971 Act).

(3)In subsection (1) of section 10 (judicial offices within the remit of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland), after paragraph (f) insert—

(fza)the office of summary sheriff,

(fzb)the office of part-time summary sheriff,.

(4)In section 43 (meaning of “judicial office holder”)—

(a)in subsection (1), for paragraph (c) substitute—

(c)a person acting as a sheriff or as a summary sheriff by virtue of section 12(1) or 13(5) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.,

(b)in subsection (2), after paragraph (g) insert—

(ga)the office of summary sheriff,

(gb)the office of part-time summary sheriff,.

(5)In section 62(1)(c) (administrative support to be provided by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service), for “section 15 to 17 of the 1971 Act” substitute “sections 27 and 28 of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014”.

(6)In section 72 (interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “office of part-time sheriff” for “11A, or a reappointment under section 11B(5) or (7), of the 1971 Act” substitute “8(1), or a reappointment under section 9(1) or (3), of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014”,

(b)after the definition of “office of part-time sheriff” insert—

  • “office of part-time summary sheriff” means an appointment under section 10(1), or a reappointment under section 11(1) or (3), of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, and references to suspension from that office are to be construed accordingly,,

(c)in the definition of “office of temporary sheriff principal” for “11(1) or (1A) of the 1971 Act” substitute “6(2) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014”.

PART 2SHERIFF APPEAL COURT

Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927

10In section 1 of the Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927 (appointment of sheriff clerk and procurator fiscal), after subsection (5) insert—

(6)For the purposes of subsection (3) above, the appointment of a sheriff clerk as Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court under section 59 of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 is not a removal from office..

Public Records (Scotland) Act 1937

11(1)The Public Records (Scotland) Act 1937 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)After section 1, insert—

1ASheriff Appeal Court records

(1)The records of the Sheriff Appeal Court are to be transmitted to the Keeper at such times, and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed—

(a)in relation to records relating to criminal proceedings, by act of adjournal,

(b)in relation to other records, by act of sederunt.

(2)An act of adjournal or act of sederunt under subsection (1) may—

(a)fix different times and conditions of transmission for different descriptions or records,

(b)make provision for—

(i)re-transmission of records to the High Court of Justiciary, the Court of Session or the Sheriff Appeal Court when such re-transmission is necessary for the purposes of proceedings in any of the Courts, and

(ii)the return to the Keeper of any records so re-transmitted as soon as they have ceased to be required for such a purpose.

(3)Before making an act of adjournal or act of sederunt under subsection (1), the High Court of Justiciary or, as the case may be, the Court of Session must consult the Keeper..

(3)In section 2(2) (re-transmission of sheriff court records from the Keeper to the courts)—

(a)after “Session” in the first place it occurs insert “, the Sheriff Appeal Court”,

(b)after “Session” in the second place it occurs insert “, of an Appeal Sheriff”.

(4)In section 2A(3) (re-transmission of JP court records from the Keeper to the courts)—

(a)after “Session,” in the first place it occurs insert “the Sheriff Appeal Court,”,

(b)after “Session” in the second place it occurs insert “, of an Appeal Sheriff”.

(5)In section 14(1) (interpretation), after the definition of “records of the Court of Session” and “records of the High Court of Justiciary” insert—

  • the expression “records of the Sheriff Appeal Court” includes the registers, minute books, processes, writs or documents belonging to or in the custody of the Sheriff Appeal Court;.

Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1972

12(1)Section 1 of the Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1972 (powers of courts to order inspection of documents or other property etc.) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In subsection (1), after “Session” insert “, of the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(3)In subsection (1A), after “Session” insert “, of the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(4)In subsection (3), after “sheriff court” insert “and the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982

13In section 50 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (interpretation), in the definition of “court of law”, in paragraph (c) after “Session” insert “, the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

14(1)The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In section 21(1) (criminal legal aid), in paragraph (a), after sub-paragraph (i) insert—

(ia)the Sheriff Appeal Court;.

(3)In section 25 (legal aid in appeals)—

(a)in subsection (2)(b)—

(i)for “or 175(2)” substitute “, 175(2) or 194ZB(1)”,

(ii)after “leave” insert “or permission”,

(b)in subsection (2A), after “High Court” insert “or, in the case of an appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court, that Court”,

(c)in subsection (2B), after “High Court” insert “or, in the case of an appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court, that Court”,

(d)in subsection (5)—

(i)for “or 187” substitute “, 187, 194ZD or 194ZE”,

(ii)after “leave” in each place where it occurs insert “or permission”.

(4)In Part 1 of Schedule 2 (courts in which civil legal aid is available), in paragraph 1, after the entry for the Scottish Land Court, insert—

  • the Sheriff Appeal Court;.

Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

15In section 304 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (Criminal Courts Rules Council), in subsection (2)(c), before sub-paragraph (i) insert—

(zi)one Appeal Sheriff;.

Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008

16(1)The Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In section 2 (Head of the Scottish Judiciary)—

(a)after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)If, in carrying out the responsibility mentioned in subsection (2)(a), the Lord President gives a direction of an administrative character to the President of the Sheriff Appeal Court, the President must comply with the direction.,

(b)in subsection (6), after paragraph (e) insert—

(ea)the Sheriff Appeal Court,.

(3)In subsection (2) of section 43 (meaning of “judicial office holder”), after paragraph (c) insert—

(ca)the office of Appeal Sheriff,.

(4)In section 62 (Scottish Court Service to provide administrative support for other persons), in subsection (1), after paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)the President of the Sheriff Appeal Court in the carrying out of functions under section 56 of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014,.

Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

17(1)The Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In section 6 (effect of sentencing guidelines)—

(a)for subsection (4), substitute—

(4)Subsection (5) applies where, on an appeal in any case—

(a)the High Court of Justiciary passes another sentence under one of the following provisions of the 1995 Act

(i)section 118(3),

(ii)section 118(4)(b),

(iii)section 118(4A)(b),

(iv)section 118(4A)(c)(ii), or

(b)the Sheriff Appeal Court or the High Court passes another sentence under section 189(1)(b) of that Act.,

(b)in subsection (5), after “Court” insert “or, as the case may be, the Sheriff Appeal Court”.

(3)After section 8, insert—

8ASheriff Appeal Court’s power to require preparation or review of sentencing guidelines

(1)Where the Sheriff Appeal Court pronounces an opinion under section 189(7) of the 1995 Act, the Court may require the Council to—

(a)prepare, for the approval of the High Court of Justiciary, sentencing guidelines on any matter, or

(b)review any sentencing guidelines published by the Council on any matter.

(2)On making a requirement under subsection (1), the Sheriff Appeal Court must state its reasons for doing so.

(3)The Council must comply with a requirement made under subsection (1) and, in doing so, must have regard to the Sheriff Appeal Court’s reasons for making the requirement..

(4)In section 9 (publication of High Court guideline judgments)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “or 189(7) of the 1995 Act” substitute “of the 1995 Act and opinions of the Sheriff Appeal Court or the High Court pronounced under section 189(7) of that Act”,

(b)in subsection (2), after “High Court” insert “or the Sheriff Appeal Court”,

(c)the title of the section becomes “Publication of High Court and Sheriff Appeal Court guideline judgments”.

(5)In section 13 (annual report of the Scottish Sentencing Council), in subsection (3)—

(a)the word “and” immediately following paragraph (d) is repealed,

(b)after paragraph (e) insert , and

(f)requirements made by the Sheriff Appeal Court under section 8A and of the Council’s response to them..

Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Act 2013

18In section 2 of the Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Act 2013 (functions of the Scottish Civil Justice Council)—

(a)in subsection (1)(b), after “in” where it fourth occurs insert “the Sheriff Appeal Court or”,

(b)in subsection (6)—

(i)the word “and” immediately following paragraph (a) is repealed,

(ii)after that paragraph insert—

(aa)the Sheriff Appeal Court, and.

PART 3CIVIL JURY TRIALS

Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1980

19(1)The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1980 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In section 2(2) (fining of jurors in civil proceedings for non-attendance), after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)by the sheriff where imposed in the sheriff court;.

(3)In section 11 (no jury trial in civil actions in the sheriff court), after subsection (1) insert—

(1A)Subsection (1) is subject to section 63 (civil jury trials in all-Scotland sheriff courts) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014..

PART 4SIMPLE PROCEDURE

Heritable Securities (Scotland) Act 1894

20In section 5 of the Heritable Securities (Scotland) Act 1894 (power to eject proprietor in personal occupation), after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)Subsection (2) is subject to section 72(3) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (which provides for certain proceedings for the recovery of heritable property to be subject to simple procedure)..

Sheriff Courts (Civil Jurisdiction and Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1963

21The Sheriff Courts (Civil Jurisdiction and Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1963 is repealed.

Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970

22In section 24 of the Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970 (application by creditor to court for remedies on default), after subsection (1D) insert—

(1E)Subsection (1D) is subject to section 72(3) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (which provides for certain proceedings for the recovery of heritable property to be subject to simple procedure)..

Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

23(1)Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (proceedings in which civil legal aid is not available) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In paragraph 3, sub-paragraph (c) (small claims) is repealed.

(3)After paragraph 3, insert—

3ACivil legal aid shall not be available in relation to the following categories of simple procedure case (within the meaning of section 72(9) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) at first instance, namely—

(a)proceedings for payment of a sum of money not exceeding £3,000 (exclusive of interest and expenses), other than—

(i)proceedings in respect of aliment or interim aliment, and

(ii)actions for personal injury,

(b)actions ad factum praestandum and proceedings for the recovery of possession of moveable property in which (in either case) there is included, as an alternative to the claim, a claim for payment of a sum of money not exceeding £3,000 (exclusive of interest and expenses).

3BIn paragraph 3A—

(a)“actions for personal injury” means actions to which section 17 or 18 of the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 applies, and

(b)“actions ad factum praestandum” includes actions for delivery and actions for implement but does not include actions for count, reckoning and payment..

PART 5JUDICIAL REVIEW

Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

24After section 57 of the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 insert—

57AProcedural steps where petition remitted

(1)This section applies where the Court of Session remits a petition for judicial review under section 57(2).

(2)It is for the Upper Tribunal to determine—

(a)whether the petition has been made timeously, and

(b)whether to grant permission for the petition to proceed under section 27B of the Court of Session Act 1988 (“the 1988 Act”) (requirement for permission).

(3)Accordingly—

(a)the Upper Tribunal has the same powers in relation to the petition as the Court of Session would have had in relation to it under sections 27A to 27C of the 1988 Act,

(b)sections 27C and 27D of that Act apply in relation to a decision of the Upper Tribunal under section 27B(1) of that Act as they apply in relation to such a decision of the Court of Session.

(4)The references in section 27C(3) and (4) of the 1988 Act (oral hearings where permission refused) to a different Lord Ordinary from the one who refused or granted permission are to be read as references to different members of the Tribunal from those of whom it was composed when it refused or granted permission..

PART 6REMIT OF CASES BETWEEN COURTS

Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1985

25In the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1985, section 14 (remit from Court of Session to sheriff) is repealed.

PART 7REGULATION OF PROCEDURE AND FEES

Courts of Law Fees (Scotland) Act 1895

26In the Courts of Law Fees (Scotland) Act 1895, section 2 (power of Scottish Ministers to regulate court fees) is repealed.

Vexatious Actions (Scotland) Act 1898

27The Vexatious Actions (Scotland) Act 1898 is repealed.

Execution of Diligence (Scotland) Act 1926

28In the Execution of Diligence (Scotland) Act 1926, section 6 (regulations, forms and fees) is repealed.

Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1972

29In section 1(3) of the Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1972 (powers of courts to order inspection of documents or other property etc.), for “section 32 of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971” substitute “section 104(1) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014”.

Court of Session Act 1988

30(1)The Court of Session Act 1988 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In section 2(4) (composition of the Court), for “section 5(ba) below,” substitute “an act of sederunt under section 103(1) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014,”.

(3)Sections 5 (power to regulate procedure etc. by act of sederunt), 5A (rules for lay representation) and 6 (allocation of business etc. by act of sederunt) are repealed.

(4)In section 26(3) (summary trials), for “this Act” substitute “section 103(1) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014”.

Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Act 2013

31(1)The Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Act 2013 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In section 2 (functions of the Council)—

(a)in subsection (1)(c), after sub-paragraph (i) insert—

(ia)draft fees rules,,

(b)after subsection (6), insert—

(6A)For the purposes of this Part, “draft fees rules” means drafts of such provision as the Court of Session may make by act of sederunt under section 105(1) or 106(1) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (powers to regulate court fees)..

(3)In section 4 (Court of Session to consider rules)—

(a)in subsection (1), after “rules” where it first occurs insert “, draft fees rules”,

(b)in subsection (2), after “rules” where it first occurs insert “, draft fees rules”,

(c)in subsection (3)—

(i)the words from “which” to “section 2(5)” become paragraph (a), and

(ii)after that paragraph insert—

(b)under section 105(1) or 106(1) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014..

PART 8CIVIL APPEALS

Court of Session Act 1988

32(1)The Court of Session Act 1988 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)Section 24 (appeal to the Supreme Court in exchequer causes) is repealed.

(3)In section 32 (appeals)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “sheriff principal or sheriff under section 28 of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court under section 113 of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 or the judgment of a sheriff principal under section 114 of that Act”,

(b)in each of subsections (2) and (4), for “sheriff principal or sheriff” substitute “Sheriff Appeal Court or, as the case may be, the sheriff principal”.

(4)In section 52 (consequential amendments, repeals and savings), subsection (3) is repealed.

Constitutional Reform Act 2005

33In section 40 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (jurisdiction of the Supreme Court), subsection (3) is repealed.

PART 9JUDGES OF THE COURT OF SESSION

Promissory Oaths Act 1868

34In the Promissory Oaths Act 1868, in the Second Part of the Schedule, for “35(3) of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990” substitute “20B(1) of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008”.

Administration of Justice Act 1973

35In section 9 of the Administration of Justice Act 1973 (judicial salaries), subsection (5) is repealed.

Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1985

36Section 22 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1985 (re-employment of retired judges) is repealed.

Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990

37(1)The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In section 35 (judicial appointments)—

(a)subsections (1) and (3) are repealed,

(b)in subsection (2), for “the said Schedule” substitute “Schedule 4”.

(3)In Schedule 4 (judicial appointments), paragraphs 1 to 3 and 5 to 11 are repealed.

Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008

38(1)The Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In section 43(1)(b) (meaning of “judicial office holder”), for “22(1) or (4) (re-employment of retired Court of Session judges) of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1985 (c.73)” substitute “20E(1) (re-employment of former judges) or 20F(3) (re-employment of former judges: further provision)”.

(3)In section 64 (amendments of enactments relating to remuneration and allowances of re-employed retired judges and temporary judges), subsections (3) and (4) are repealed.

(4)In section 72 (interpretation), in the definition of “office of temporary judge”, for “35(3) of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990 (c.40)” substitute “20B(1) (temporary judges)”.

PART 10JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURTS

Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

39(1)The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In section 6(2) (constitution of JP courts), for “stipendiary magistrate” substitute “summary sheriff”.

(3)In section 7 (jurisdiction and powers of JP courts), subsection (5) is repealed.

(4)In section 245A (restriction of liberty orders), subsection (9) is repealed.

(5)In section 248C(1) (power to prescribe courts to which sections 248A and 248B apply), the words from “and, without prejudice” to the end are repealed.

(6)In section 249(8) (compensation orders)—

(a)in paragraph (a), the words “, or a stipendiary magistrate,” are repealed, and

(b)in paragraph (b), the words “(other than a stipendiary magistrate)” are repealed.

(7)In section 307(1) (interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “justice”, the words “stipendiary magistrate or” are repealed, and

(b)the definition of “stipendiary magistrate” is repealed.

Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007

40(1)The Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)In section 61(3)(a) (efficient disposal of business in JP courts), for “stipendiary magistrate” substitute “summary sheriff”.

(3)In section 62 (area and territorial jurisdiction of JP courts)—

(a)in each of subsections (4), (5), (6) and (7), the words “or stipendiary magistrate” in each place they appear are repealed,

(b)in subsection (4), the words “or (as the case may be) magistrate” are repealed,

(c)in subsection (7)(a), the words “or (as the case may be) stipendiary magistrate” are repealed.

(4)In section 63 (constitution and powers etc. of JP courts), in each of subsections (2) and (5)(a), for “stipendiary magistrate” substitute “summary sheriff”.

(5)The following sections are repealed—

(a)section 74 (appointment of stipendiary magistrates),

(b)section 74A (exercise of functions by stipendiary magistrates),

(c)section 75 (stipendiary magistrates: further provision).

(6)In section 76 (signing functions)—

(a)in subsection (1), the words “or a stipendiary magistrate” are repealed,

(b)in subsection (5), the words “, stipendiary magistrate” are repealed.

(7)In section 77 (records and validity of appointment)—

(a)in subsection (1), in each of paragraphs (a) and (b)(ii), the words “or stipendiary magistrate” are repealed,

(b)in subsection (2), the words “and stipendiary magistrates” are repealed,

(c)subsection (5) is repealed.

Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008

41In subsection (2) of section 43 of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (meaning of “judicial office holder”), paragraph (h) is repealed.

PART 11MISCELLANEOUS

Judicial Offices (Salaries, &c.) Act 1952

42The Judicial Offices (Salaries, &c.) Act 1952 is repealed.

Court of Session Act 1988

43In section 51 of the Court of Session Act 1988 (interpretation), in the definition of “enactment”, after “sederunt” insert “and an enactment comprised in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament”.

Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

44In section 85(4) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (citation of jurors), the words “by registered post or recorded delivery” are repealed.

Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

45In schedule 1 to the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (definitions of words and expressions), for the entry for “sheriff” substitute—

  • “sheriff” is to be construed in accordance with section 134(2) and (3) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014,.

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