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Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Appeal Court Rules) 2015

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Quorum of the Court

1.—(1) The quorum of the Court for the types of business specified in subparagraph (3) is one Appeal Sheriff.

(2) The quorum of the Court for any other business is three Appeal Sheriffs.

(3) The types of business are—

(a)disposing of an application for leave to receive an appeal out of time under rule 6.4(2);

(b)disposing of an application to abandon an appeal under rule 9.1;

(c)disposing of an application for permission to appeal to the Court of Session under rule 11.2(1), where the decision in respect of which permission to appeal is sought was made by one Appeal Sheriff;

(d)a peremptory hearing under rule 17.4;

(e)disposing of an application to ordain a party to lodge an account of expenses under rule 19.3(2);

(f)disposing of an application to allow a devolution issue to be raised after the note of appeal has been lodged or answers to the note of appeal have been lodged under rule 20.2(3);

(g)a hearing fixed under Chapter 27 (accelerated appeal procedure);

(h)a hearing fixed under Chapter 29 (appeals from summary causes and small claims);

(i)disposing of an application for authority to address the Court in Gaelic or to give oral evidence in Gaelic under paragraph 6 of this Schedule;

(j)any business where the Rules provide for that business to be disposed of by the procedural Appeal Sheriff.

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