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Act of Sederunt (Jurisdiction, Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Matrimonial Matters and Matters of Parental Responsibility Rules) 2006

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2.—(1) In this Act of Sederunt–

“central authority” means an authority designated under Article 53 of the Council Regulation;

“the Council Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 2201/2003 of 27th November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility(1);

“foreign court” means a court in a Member State other than the United Kingdom;

“Member State” has the same meaning as in Article 2(3) of the Council Regulation;

“parental responsibility” has the same meaning as in Article 2(7) of the Council Regulation; and

these Rules” means the rules set out in this Act of Sederunt.

(2) A form referred to in these Rules by number means the form so numbered in the Schedule to this Act of Sederunt or a form substantially to the same effect, with such variation as circumstances may require.

(3) A reference in these Rules to a numbered Article is a reference to the Article of the Council Regulation so numbered.

(4) Except as provided for in these Rules or any order made by a sheriff hereunder, any action to which these Rules apply shall proceed as an ordinary cause under the First Schedule to the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907(2).

(1)

O.J. No. L 338, 23.12.2003, p.1.

(2)

1907 c. 51, last amended by S.S.I. 2006/293.

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