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Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 2) (Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) 2015

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Amendment of the Rules of the Court of Session

2.—(1) The Rules of the Court of Session in Schedule 2 to the Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994) 1994(1) are amended in accordance with the following subparagraphs.

(2) After rule 41.57 (permission to appeal against decisions of the Upper Tribunal)(2), insert—

Part XII – Marine Licence Applications etc.

Application of this Part and modification of this Chapter for the purposes of this Part

41.58.(1) This Part applies to applications under—

(a)Section 63A of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010(3);

(b)Section 73A of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009(4);

(c)Section 36D of the Electricity Act 1989(5); and;

(d)Paragraph 5B of Schedule 8 to the Electricity Act 1989(6).

(2) The following provisions of Part I (general provisions) shall not apply to an application mentioned in paragraph (1)—

(a)rule 41.2 (applications for leave to appeal);

(b)rule 41.3 (determination of applications for leave to appeal);

(c)rule 41.5 (competency of appeals).

(3) Part III (appeals in Form 41.25) shall apply to an application mentioned in paragraph (1), subject to the following provisions of this Part.

(4) The following provision of Part III (appeals in Form 41.25) shall not apply to an application mentioned in paragraph (1)—

(a)rule 41.25 (form of appeal);

(b)rule 41.26 (lodging of application in court);

(c)rule 41.27 (orders for service and answers);

(d)rule 41.28(1) (motion for further procedure).

Form application and lodging of application in court

41.59.(1) An application shall be made in Form 41.59.

(2) That application shall—

(a)specify the provision of the enactment under which the application is made;

(b)specify—

(i)the decision complained of;

(ii)the date on which the decision was made;

(iii)the date on which it was intimated to the applicant; and

(iv)any other relevant information;

(c)where the application concerns only part of the decision, specify or distinguish that part;

(d)have appended to it a copy of the decision;

(e)state, in brief numbered propositions—

(i)the grounds on which the validity of the decision is questioned; and

(ii)why the court should grant permission; and

(f)set out in a schedule the names and addresses of the respondents in the application and the name and address, so far as known to the applicant, of any other person who may have an interest in the application.

(3) The application shall be lodged in the General Department.

(4) There shall be lodged within the application—

(a)a process in accordance with rule 4.4 (steps of process);

(b)all documents founded upon by the applicant so far as in the applicant’s possession or within the applicant’s control.

Determination of application for permission to proceed

41.60.(1) An application for permission shall, without a motion being enrolled—

(a)during session, be brought before a procedural judge on the first available day after being made for an order for—

(i)service of the application on the respondent and such other person as the procedural judge thinks fit within 7 days of the date of the order or such other period as the procedural judge thinks fit; and

(ii)any person on whom the application has been served, to lodge answers restricted to the question of whether permission should be granted, if so advised, within 14 days after the date of service or within such other period as the procedural judge thinks fit; and

(b)during vacation, be brought before the vacation judge for such an order.

(2) Where an application for permission is served under paragraph (1), evidence of service in accordance with Chapter 16 of these Rules shall be provided to the General Department within 14 days from the date of service.

(3) Within 14 days after expiry of the period within which answers may be lodged, the applicant may apply by motion to the procedural judge for the application for permission to be granted.

Further procedure where the court grants permission to proceed

41.61.  Where the court has granted permission for an application to proceed—

(a)the court shall make an order for any person on whom the application has been served to lodge answers to the application, if so advised, within such period as the court thinks fit;

(b)the applicant or a respondent may seek urgent disposal of the application under rule 41.4 (urgent disposal of appeal)(7);

(c)in rule 41.4(2)(b) (urgent disposal of appeal), rule 41.28(2) (motion for further procedure) and rule 41.29(1) (timetable in appeal under Part III), “answers” means answers lodged following an order under rule 41.61(a)..

(3) In the Appendix, after Form 41.55 (form of reference on a preliminary point under an ACAS scheme)(8), insert Form 41.59 as set out in the Schedule to this Act of Sederunt.

(1)

S.I. 1994/1443, last amended by S.S.I. 2015/26.

(2)

Rule 41.57 was inserted by S.S.I. 2013/238 and last amended by S.S.I. 2013/294.

(3)

2010 asp 5. Section 63A is prospectively inserted by section 54(3) of the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (asp 3).

(4)

2009 c. 23. Section 73A is prospectively inserted by article 9(3) of the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2015 (S.I.2015/xxxx) (“the 2015 Order”).

(5)

1989 c. 29. Section 36D is prospectively inserted by article 3(2) of the 2015 Order.

(6)

Paragraph 5B is prospectively inserted by article 3(3) of the 2015 Order.

(7)

Rule 41.4 was substituted by S.S.I. 2011/303.

(8)

Form 41.55 was inserted by S.S.I. 2011/303.

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