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Act of Sederunt (Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Rules) (Amendment) 2013

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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) 2013.

(2) It comes into force on 18th March 2013.

(3) A certified copy of this Act of Sederunt is to 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) is amended in accordance with the following subparagraphs.

(2) After rule 5 (training) insert—

Continuous professional development

5A.  Where the Society sets down training for officers of court in respect of their continuous professional development it shall be compulsory..

(3) After rule 6(3) (examinations) insert—

(4) Members of the committee of examiners shall hold office for three years and be eligible for reappointment..

(4) In rule 14(5)(a) and (b) (official functions) for “section 735(1) of the Companies Act 1985” substitute “section 1(1) of the Companies Act 2006”.

(5) In rule 15(3) (extra-official activities) for paragraphs (f) to (h) substitute—

(f)a member of the United Kingdom Parliament, Scottish Parliament or European Parliament;

(g)a money lender;

(h)a police officer; or

(i)an insolvency practitioner.

(6) After rule 18 (intimation of information by officers of court for registers) insert—

Transmission of information to the Society

18A.  For the purposes of keeping and maintaining a register of members—

(a)the contents of each register mentioned in rule 17 shall, when requested by the Society, be intimated to the Society by the nominated sheriff clerk or, as the case may be, the Lyon Clerk;

(b)any intimation or notice mentioned in rule 18 shall, at the same time, also be given to the Society..

BRIAN GILL

Lord President

I.P.D.

Edinburgh

29th January 2013

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