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Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session, Sheriff Appeal Court Rules and Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Lay Representation) 2017

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Amendment of the Summary Cause Rules

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

(2) In rule 2A.2 (lay representation for party litigants)(2)—

(a)in paragraph (1) for “making oral submissions on behalf of” substitute “representing”;

(b)in paragraph (2)(a) for “make oral submissions” substitute “represent the litigant”;

(c)in paragraph (3) for “assist his or her consideration of the case” substitute “be in the interests of justice”; and

(d)after paragraph (6) insert—

(6A) Where permission is granted under paragraph (1), the lay representative may do anything in the preparation or conduct of the hearing that the litigant may do..

(3) In Appendix 1 (forms), in Form A1 (statement by prospective lay representative for pursuer/ defender)(3) for “to make oral submissions on behalf of” substitute “permission to represent”.

(1)

The Summary Cause Rules 2002 are in schedule 1 of the Act of Sederunt (Summary Cause Rules) 2002 (S.S.I. 2002/132, last amended by S.S.I. 2016/315).

(2)

Rule 2A.2 was inserted by S.S.I. 2013/91.

(3)

Form A1 was inserted by S.S.I. 2013/91.

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