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Act of Sederunt (Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Rules) (Amendment) 2000

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1.—(1) This Act of Sederunt may be cited as the Act of Sederunt (Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Rules) (Amendment) 2000 and shall come into force on 11th March 2000.

(2) This Act of Sederunt shall be inserted in the Books of Sederunt.

Amendment of 1991 Rules

2.—(1) The Act of Sederunt (Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Rules) 1991(1) shall be amended in accordance with the following sub-paragraphs.

(2) In rule 9(2)(b) (caution and professional indemnity insurance), for the words “on the list of guarantee companies approved by the Lord President under rule 200(e)(iv) of the Rules of the Court of Session” there shall be substituted “authorised under section 3 or 4 of the Insurance Companies Act 1982 to carry on insurance business of class 15 in Schedule 2 to that Act”.

(3) In rule 21(2) (disciplinary proceedings against messengers-at-arms), leave out the words “rules 191 to 198”, and after the word “Session” insert the words “which make provision as respects proceedings by way of petition to the Outer House of the Court of Session”.

(4) In rule 27(2) (appeals),

(a)for the words “rule 290” there shall be substituted “chapter 38”;

(b)after “appeal” there shall be inserted “from a Lord Ordinary”; and

(c)at the end there shall be inserted “and chapter 40 of the Rules of the Court of Session shall apply to an appeal from a sheriff principal under section 82 of the Act of 1987”.

Rodger of Earlsferry

Lord President I.P.D

Edinburgh,

11th February 2000

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