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Act of Sederunt (Fatal Accident Inquiry Rules) 2017

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Notices to admit information

4.12.—(1) This rule applies where the sheriff orders that notices to admit information must be intimated by a particular date.

(2) A participant (referred to in this rule as “the first participant”) may prepare a notice to admit information in Form 4.12A.

(3) The notice must set out facts or productions which—

(a)the first participant would, apart from this rule, seek to present at the inquiry; and

(b)are considered by the first participant unlikely to be disputed or the terms and application of which are unlikely to be disputed by other participants.

(4) The first participant must intimate a copy of the notice, along with a copy of any production referred to in the notice, to all other participants by the date ordered by the sheriff.

(5) Each other participant may object to any fact or production set out in the notice by intimating to the first participant an objection in Form 4.12B within 7 days after the date on which the notice was intimated.

(6) It is not necessary for the participants to present information to the inquiry concerning a fact or production which no other participant objects to.

(7) Each other participant may present information relevant to, or in explanation of, a fact or document set out in a notice.

(8) On the application of any other participant, the sheriff may, if satisfied that there are circumstances justifying it, make an order that paragraph (6) does not apply to certain facts or productions in a notice.

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