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The Arrestment Jurisdiction (Scotland) Order 2009

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Arrestment Jurisdiction (Scotland) Order 2009 and comes into force on 22nd April 2009.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order–

(a)references to a “decree or document of debt” or to a “judgment” are to a decree or document of debt within the meaning of section 73A of the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987(1); and

(b)references to sections are to sections in Part 3A of that Act(2).

Applications to sheriff on failure to disclose property and funds attached on arrestment

3.  In relation to an application to the sheriff under section 73H (to penalise failure to disclose property and funds attached), “sheriff” means–

(a)where the creditor has arrested in pursuance of a warrant granted for diligence on the dependence, the sheriff who granted that warrant; or

(b)in execution of a decree or document of debt by arrestment–

(i)the sheriff having jurisdiction over the place where the judgment has been or is to be executed; or

(ii)the sheriff having jurisdiction over the place where the debtor is domiciled.

Applications to sheriff to recall or restrict arrestment on notice of objection

4.  In relation to an application to the sheriff under section 73M(1) (to recall or restrict arrestment on notice of objection), “sheriff” means–

(a)the sheriff having jurisdiction over the place where the judgment has been or is to be executed by arrestment; or

(b)the sheriff having jurisdiction over the place where the debtor is domiciled.

Applications to sheriff for release of property as unduly harsh

5.  In relation to an application to the sheriff under section 73Q(2) (for release of property as unduly harsh), “sheriff” means–

(a)the sheriff having jurisdiction over the place where the judgment has been or is to be executed by arrestment; or

(b)the sheriff having jurisdiction over the place where the debtor is domiciled.

FERGUS EWING

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

23rd February 2009

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