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Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (No. 2) (Miscellaneous) 2016

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1.—(1) This Act of Sederunt may be cited as the Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (No. 2) (Miscellaneous) 2016.

(2) It comes into force on 28th November 2016.

(3) A certified copy is to be inserted in the Books of Sederunt.

Amendment of the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993

2.—(1) The Ordinary Cause Rules 1993(1) are amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) After Part II (removing) of Chapter 34 (actions relating to heritable property)(2) insert—

PART IIIEXECUTION OF DEEDS

Form of application under section 87 of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

34.12.  An application for an order for execution under section 87 (power of sheriff to order sheriff clerk to execute deed relating to heritage) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 may be made—

(a)by a crave in the initial writ;

(b)where no such crave has been made, by lodging a minute of amendment to the initial writ; or

(c)where final decree has been pronounced, by lodging a minute in the process of the action to which the application relates..

(3) In rule 36.L1(1) (incidental hearings)(3), for “paragraph (3) or (8) of rule 36.G1 or paragraph (3) of rule 36.K1” substitute “paragraph (3) of rule 36.G1 or paragraph (4) of rule 36.K1”.

Amendment of the Summary Cause Rules 2002

3.—(1) The Summary Cause Rules 2002(4) are amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) After Chapter 30 (recovery of possession of heritable property) insert—

Chapter 30AExecution of deeds relating to heritage

Form of application under section 87 of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

30A.1.  An application for an order for execution under section 87 (power of sheriff to order sheriff clerk to execute deed relating to heritage) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 may be made—

(a)by a claim in the summons;

(b)where no such claim has been made, by incidental application to amend the summons; or

(c)where final decree has been pronounced, by lodging a minute in the process of the action to which the application relates..

Amendment of the Rules of the Court of Session 1994

4.—(1) The Rules of the Court of Session 1994(5) are amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) After Rule 4.2 (signature of documents) insert—

Applications under section 100 (vexatious litigation orders) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

4.2A.(1) This rule applies where a person (“the applicant”) who is the subject of an order under section 100 (vexatious litigation orders) of the 2014 Act seeks permission under section 101(4) of the 2014 Act to—

(a)institute civil proceedings; or

(b)take a specified step in specified ongoing civil proceedings (within the meaning of section 100 of the 2014 Act).

(2) The applicant may apply for permission only by letter addressed to the Deputy Principal Clerk.

(3) The application must—

(a)state the full name and address of the applicant;

(b)where permission is sought to institute civil proceedings, be accompanied by a copy of the document by which it is proposed to institute proceedings;

(c)where permission is sought to take a step in ongoing proceedings—

(i)state the step the applicant wishes to take;

(ii)be accompanied by copies of any documents in the process of those proceedings which the applicant considers relevant to the permission sought;

(d)state briefly why the applicant considers that permission should be given;

(e)include details of any previous application under section 101 of the 2014 Act which relates to any extent to the same matter (including, in particular, the outcome of such applications).

(4) The Deputy Principal Clerk must—

(a)in a case where the applicant has previously submitted an application under section 101 of the 2014 Act in relation to the same matter and that application has been refused, reject the application and notify the applicant accordingly;

(b)otherwise, place the application before a Lord Ordinary.

(5) The Lord Ordinary may, without a hearing, make an order granting or refusing the permission sought.

(6) The interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary is to be sent to the applicant by letter at the address given in the application.

(7) An interlocutor of a Lord Ordinary granting permission to initiate proceedings constitutes permission to proceed without a signature under rule 4.2(5) (signature of documents).

Amendment of the Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol) 2016

5.—(1) The Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol 2016)(6) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) In paragraph 3(2), in the inserted rule 4A.1(2), for “Appendix 3” substitute “Appendix 1B”.

(3) For paragraph 3(3), substitute “After Appendix 1A (schedule of timetable under personal injuries procedure) insert Appendix 1B as set out in schedule 2 of this Act of Sederunt”.

(4) In schedule 2, for the heading “APPENDIX 1A”, substitute “APPENDIX 1B”.

CJM SUTHERLAND

Lord President

Edinburgh

12th August 2016

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