Search Legislation

Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court European Enforcement Order Rules) 2005

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Act of Sederunt may be cited as the Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court European Enforcement Order Rules) 2005 and shall come into force on 21st October 2005.

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

(3) In this Act of Sederunt—

“authentic instrument” has the meaning assigned in Article 4(3) of the Regulation;

“Council Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters(1);

“court of origin” has the meaning assigned in Article 4(6) of the Regulation;

“court settlement” means a settlement where the debtor has expressly agreed to a claim within the meaning of Article 4(2) of the Regulation by admission or by means of a settlement which has been approved by a court or concluded before a court in the course of proceedings; and

“judgment” has the meaning assigned by Article 4(1) of the Regulation; and

“the Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No. 805/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 creating a European Enforcement Order for uncontested claims(2).

(4) Any reference in this Act of Sederunt to a numbered form shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to the form so numbered in the Schedule to this Act of Sederunt and includes a form substantially to the same effect with such variation as circumstances may require.

Application etc.

2.—(1) These Rules shall apply to applications under the Regulation where the sheriff court is the court of origin.

(2) An application shall—

(a)be made in writing to the sheriff clerk of the sheriff court in which the judgment was delivered or authentic instrument was registered; and

(b)subject to rule 8(1) (rectification or withdrawal of European Enforcement Order certificate) be made by letter.

Certification of decree in absence or decree by default

3.—(1) An application for certification under Article 6(1) (judgment on uncontested claim) or Article 8 (partial European Enforcement Order) of the Regulation shall be accompanied by an affidavit—

(a)verifying that the judgment was of an uncontested claim within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) or (c) of the Regulation and the court proceedings met the requirements set out in Chapter III of the Regulation;

(b)providing the information required by the form of certificate in Annex I to the Regulation (European Enforcement Order – judgment);

(c)verifying that the judgment is enforceable in Scotland and does not conflict with the rules of jurisdiction laid down in sections 3 and 6 of Chapter II of Council Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001; and

(d)stating that where the debtor was a consumer and the judgment related to a contract concluded by the debtor for a purpose outside his trade or profession the judgment was given in the Member State of the debtor’s domicile within the meaning of Article 59 of Council Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001,

and an execution of service of the judgment under sub-paragraph (3).

(2) Before an application is made under Article 6(1) (application for certificate as European Enforcement Order) or Article 8 (partial European Enforcement Order certificate) of the Regulation, the party wishing to enforce the judgment shall serve the judgment on all parties against whom the judgment has been given in accordance with the requirements of Article 13 (service with proof of receipt by the debtor) or Article 14 (service without proof of receipt by the debtor) of the Regulation accompanied by a notice in Form 1.

(3) An execution of service of the judgment shall be in Form 2 unless a form of execution of service is provided by a person effecting service in another Member State.

(4) A certificate under Article 9(1) of the Regulation (European Enforcement Order certificate) shall be signed by the sheriff clerk.

Certification of court settlement

4.—(1) An application for certification under Article 24 of the Regulation (court settlement) shall be accompanied by an affidavit—

(a)verifying that the debtor admitted the claim or entered into a court settlement that was approved by the court or concluded before the court in the course of proceedings and is enforceable in Scotland;

(b)verifying that the settlement concerned a claim within the meaning of Article 4(2) of the Regulation (payment of money); and

(c)providing the information required by the form of certificate in Annex II to the Regulation (European Enforcement Order – court settlement).

(2) A certificate under Article 24 of the Regulation (court settlement) shall be signed by the sheriff clerk.

Certificate of authentic instrument

5.—(1) An application for certification under Article 25(1) of the Regulation (authentic instrument) shall be accompanied by an affidavit—

(a)verifying that the authentic instrument concerns a claim within the meaning of Article 4(2) of the Regulation (payment of money);

(b)verifying that the authentic instrument is enforceable in Scotland; and

(c)providing the information required by the form of certificate in Annex III to the Regulation (European Enforcement Order – authentic instrument).

(2) A certificate under Article 25(1) of the Regulation (authentic instrument) shall be signed by the sheriff clerk.

Certificate of lack or limitation of enforceability

6.—(1) An application for certification under Article 6(2) of the Regulation (lack or limitation of enforceability) shall be accompanied by an affidavit—

(a)stating the date on which the judgment, court settlement or authentic instrument was certified as a European Enforcement Order; and

(b)providing the information required by the form of certificate in Annex IV to the Regulation (certificate of lack or limitation of enforceability).

(2) A certificate under Article 6(2) of the Regulation (lack or limitation of enforceability) shall be signed by the sheriff clerk.

Replacement certificate

7.—(1) An application under Article 6(3) of the Regulation (replacement certificate) shall be accompanied by an affidavit providing the information required by the form of certificate in Annex V to the Regulation (European Enforcement Order – replacement certificate following a challenge).

(2) A certificate under Article 6(3) of the Regulation (replacement certificate) shall be signed by the sheriff clerk.

Rectification or withdrawal of European Enforcement Order certificate

8.—(1) An application under Article 10(1) of the Regulation (rectification or withdrawal of European Enforcement Order certificate) shall be in the form set out in Annex VI to the Regulation and shall be lodged with the sheriff clerk.

(2) An application under paragraph (1) shall be determined by the sheriff in chambers and shall not require any appearance for the applicant unless the sheriff otherwise directs.

(3) Where the sheriff requires to hear parties on an application the sheriff clerk shall—

(a)fix a date, time and place for the parties to be heard, and

(b)inform the parties—

(i)of that date, time and place; and

(ii)of the reasons for the sheriff wishing to hear parties.

Cullen of Whitekirk

Lord President I.P.D.

Edinburgh

18th October 2005

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources