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Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007) 2009

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1.—(1) These Rules may be cited as the Sheriff Court Adoption Rules 2009.

(2) In these Rules—

“the 1995 Act” means the Children (Scotland) Act 1995(1);

“the 2002 Act” means the Adoption and Children Act 2002(2);

“the 2007 Act” means the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007;

“the 2009 Regulations” means the Adoptions with a Foreign Element (Scotland) Regulations 2009(3);

“adoption agency” means—

(a)

a local authority;

(b)

a registered adoption service within the meaning of section 2(3) of the 2007 Act;

(c)

an adoption agency within the meaning of section 2(1) of the 2002 Act (adoption agencies in England and Wales); or

(d)

an adoption agency within the meaning of article 3 of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987(4);

“Her Majesty’s Forces” means the regular forces as defined in section 374 of the Armed Forces Act 2006(5);

Ordinary Cause Rules” means the first Schedule to the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907;

“Principal Reporter” has the same meaning as in section 93(1) of the 1995 Act;

“Registrar General” means the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Scotland.

(3) Any reference to a specified Chapter or rule shall be construed as a reference to the Chapter or rule bearing that number in these Rules, and a reference to a specified paragraph or subparagraph shall be construed as a reference to the paragraph or subparagraph so numbered or lettered in the provision in which that reference occurs.

(4) A form referred to by number means the form so numbered in the Appendix to these Rules or a form substantially to the same effect with such variation as circumstances may require.

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