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Act of Sederunt (Lay Representation for Non-Natural Persons) 2016

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2.  In this Act of Sederunt—

“the 2014 Act” means the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014;

“authorisation document” means a document executed by a non-natural person of a type mentioned in column 1 of the following table authorising an individual holding the relevant position mentioned in the corresponding column 2 to act as its lay representative—

Type of non-natural personRelevant position
a companya director or a secretary of the company
a limited liability partnershipa member of the limited liability partnership
any other partnershipa partner in the partnership
an unincorporated association of personsa member or office holder of the association;

“the court”, in the case of proceedings in the sheriff court, means the sheriff; and

“lay representative”, “legal representative” and “non-natural person” have the meanings given by section 95 of the 2014 Act.

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