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Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Appeal Court Rules) 2015

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. CHAPTER 1 ETC.

      1. 1.1.Citation and commencement, etc.

      2. 1.2.Interpretation

      3. 1.3.Computation of periods of time

      4. 1.4.Administrative provisions

      5. 1.5.Forms

  3. PART 2

    1. CHAPTER 2

      1. 2.1.Relief for failure to comply with rules

    2. CHAPTER 3

      1. 3.1.Circumstances where a party is in default

      2. 3.2.Sanctions where a party is in default

    3. CHAPTER 4

      1. 4.1.Representation and support

      2. 4.2.Legal representation

      3. 4.3.Lay representation: applications

      4. 4.4.Lay representation: functions, conditions and duties

      5. 4.5.Lay support: applications

      6. 4.6.Lay support: functions, conditions and duties

    4. CHAPTER 5 ETC.

      1. 5.1.Interpretation of this Chapter

      2. 5.2.Intimation

      3. 5.3.Methods of intimation

      4. 5.4.Methods of intimation: recorded delivery

      5. 5.5.Methods of intimation: by sheriff officer

      6. 5.6.Additional methods of intimation where receiving party represented by solicitor

      7. 5.7.Lodging

  4. PART 3

    1. CHAPTER 6

      1. 6.1.Application of this Chapter

      2. 6.2.Form of appeal

      3. 6.3.Time for appeal

      4. 6.4.Applications to appeal out of time

      5. 6.5.Order for intimation and answers

      6. 6.6.Initial case management of appeals

      7. 6.7.Provisional orders: representations

    2. CHAPTER 7

      1. 7.1.Application of this Chapter

      2. 7.2.Timetable in appeal

      3. 7.3.Cross-appeals

      4. 7.4.Urgent disposal

      5. 7.5.Urgent disposal: determination

      6. 7.6.Sist of appeal and variation of timetable

      7. 7.7.Questions about competency

      8. 7.8.Questions about competency: determination

      9. 7.9.Appeal print

      10. 7.10.Appendix to appeal print: contents

      11. 7.11.Appendix to appeal print considered unnecessary

      12. 7.12.Notes of argument

      13. 7.13.Estimates of duration of appeal hearing

      14. 7.14.Procedural hearing

      15. 7.15.Transmission of sheriff court process

      16. 7.16.Extension of notes of evidence

      17. 7.17.Referral to family mediation

  5. PART 4

    1. CHAPTER 8

      1. 8.1.Application to refuse appeal due to delay

      2. 8.2.Determination of application to refuse appeal due to delay

    2. CHAPTER 9

      1. 9.1.Application to abandon appeal

    3. CHAPTER 10

      1. 10.1.Application to remit appeal to the Court of Session

    4. CHAPTER 11

      1. 11.1.Application of this Chapter

      2. 11.2.Applications for permission to appeal

  6. PART 5

    1. CHAPTER 12

      1. 12.1.Interpretation

      2. 12.2.Making of motions

      3. 12.3.Oral motions

      4. 12.4.Written motions

      5. 12.5.Provision of email addresses to the Clerk

      6. 12.6.Grounds for written motion

      7. 12.7.Determination of unopposed motions in writing

      8. 12.8.Issuing of orders by email

    2. CHAPTER 13

      1. 13.1.Intimation of motions by email

      2. 13.2.Opposition to motions

      3. 13.3.Consent to motions

      4. 13.4.Lodging unopposed motions

      5. 13.5.Lodging opposed motions by email

      6. 13.6.Variation of periods of intimation

    3. CHAPTER 14

      1. 14.1.Intimation of motions by other means

      2. 14.2.Opposition to motions

      3. 14.3.Consent to motions

      4. 14.4.Lodging of motions

      5. 14.5.Joint motions

      6. 14.6.Hearing of opposed motions

      7. 14.7.Modification of Chapter 5

    4. CHAPTER 15

      1. 15.1.Application of this Chapter

      2. 15.2.Form and lodging of minute

      3. 15.3.Orders for intimation and answers

      4. 15.4.Consent to minute

      5. 15.5.Minutes of sist and transference

      6. 15.6.Applications to enter process as respondent

    5. CHAPTER 16

      1. 16.1.Amendment of sheriff court pleadings

      2. 16.2.Amendment of note of appeal and answers etc.

    6. CHAPTER 17

      1. 17.1.Interpretation of this Chapter

      2. 17.2.Giving notice of withdrawal to the Court

      3. 17.3.Arrangements for peremptory hearing

      4. 17.4.Peremptory hearing

    7. CHAPTER 18

      1. 18.1.Application of this Chapter

      2. 18.2.Form of application to find caution or give security

      3. 18.3.Orders for caution or other security: time for compliance

      4. 18.4.Methods of finding caution or giving security

      5. 18.5.Cautioners and other guarantors

      6. 18.6.Form of bond of caution

      7. 18.7.Caution or other security: sufficiency and objections

      8. 18.8.Insolvency or death of cautioner or guarantor

      9. 18.9.Failure to find caution or give security

    8. CHAPTER 19

      1. 19.1.Taxation of expenses

      2. 19.2.Additional fee

      3. 19.3.Order to lodge account of expenses

      4. 19.4.Procedure for taxation of expenses

      5. 19.5.Objections to taxed account

      6. 19.6.Decree for expenses in name of solicitor

      7. 19.7.Expenses of curator ad litem appointed to a respondent

  7. PART 6

    1. CHAPTER 20

      1. 20.1.Interpretation

      2. 20.2.Raising a devolution issue

      3. 20.3.Raising a devolution issue: intimation and service

      4. 20.4.Raising a devolution issue: permission to proceed

      5. 20.5.Participation by the relevant authority

      6. 20.6.Reference to the Inner House or Supreme Court

      7. 20.7.Reference to the Inner House or Supreme Court: further procedure

      8. 20.8.Reference to the Inner House or Supreme Court: procedure following determination

    2. CHAPTER 21

      1. 21.1.Interpretation of this Chapter

      2. 21.2.Applications for a reference

      3. 21.3.Preparation of reference

      4. 21.4.Transmission of reference to European Court

      5. 21.5.Sist of appeal

    3. CHAPTER 22

      1. 22.1.Application and interpretation of this Chapter

      2. 22.2.Applications to intervene

      3. 22.3.Applications to intervene: determination

      4. 22.4.Invitations to intervene

      5. 22.5.Form of intervention

    4. CHAPTER 23

      1. 23.1.Taking proof in the course of an appeal

      2. 23.2.Preparation for proof

      3. 23.3.Conduct of proof

      4. 23.4.Administration of oath or affirmation to witnesses

      5. 23.5.Recording of evidence

      6. 23.6.Transcripts of evidence

      7. 23.7.Recording objections where recording of evidence dispensed with

    5. CHAPTER 24

      1. 24.1.Interpretation and application of this Chapter

      2. 24.2.Form of notices and applications

      3. 24.3.Determination of notices and applications

      4. 24.4.Determination of notices and applications: supplementary orders

      5. 24.5.Intimation of orders

      6. 24.6.Taking of evidence by commissioner: preparatory steps

      7. 24.7.Taking of evidence by commissioner: interrogatories

      8. 24.8.Taking of evidence by commissioner: conduct of commission

      9. 24.9.Taking of evidence by commissioner: lodging and custody of video record and documents

    6. CHAPTER 25

      1. 25.1.Interpretation

      2. 25.2.Application for use of live link

    7. CHAPTER 26

      1. 26.1.Interpretation and application of this Chapter

      2. 26.2.Interim orders: notification to interested persons

      3. 26.3.Interim orders: representations

      4. 26.4.Notification of reporting restrictions

      5. 26.5.Applications for variation or revocation

  8. PART 7

    1. CHAPTER 27

      1. 27.1.Application of this Chapter

      2. 27.2.Hearing of appeal

      3. 27.3.Application to remove appeal from accelerated appeal procedure

    2. CHAPTER 28

      1. 28.1.Application of this Chapter

      2. 28.2.Form of application for new trial

      3. 28.3.Application for new trial: restrictions

      4. 28.4.Applications out of time

      5. 28.5.Timetable in application for new trial

      6. 28.6.Sist of application for new trial and variation of timetable

      7. 28.7.Questions about competency of application

      8. 28.8.Questions about competency: determination

      9. 28.9.Appendices to print: contents

      10. 28.10.Appendices to print considered unnecessary

      11. 28.11.Notes of argument

      12. 28.12.Estimates of duration of hearing of application for new trial

      13. 28.13.Procedural hearing

      14. 28.14.Application to enter jury verdict

    3. CHAPTER 29

      1. 29.1.Application of this Chapter

      2. 29.2.Transmission of appeal

      3. 29.3.Transmission of appeal: time to pay direction

      4. 29.4.Hearing of appeal

      5. 29.5.Determination of appeal

      6. 29.6.Appeal to the Court of Session: certification


      1. 30.1.Application and interpretation of this Chapter

      2. 30.2.Transmission of appeal

      3. 30.3.Hearing of appeal

      4. 30.4.Determination of appeal

      5. 30.5.Leave to appeal to the Court of Session

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. 1.Quorum of the Court

      2. 2.Procedural Appeal Sheriff

      3. 3.Signature of interlocutors etc.

      4. 4.Form of process

      5. 5.Decrees, extracts and execution

      6. 6.Use of Gaelic

    2. SCHEDULE 2


  10. Explanatory Note

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