Search Legislation

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Regulation (EU) 2015/848) 2017

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Scottish Statutory Instruments

2017 No. 202

Court Of Session

Sheriff Court

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Regulation (EU) 2015/848) 2017

Made

14th June 2017

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

16th June 2017

Coming into force

26th June 2017

In accordance with section 4 of the Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Act 2013(1), the Court of Session has approved draft rules submitted to it by the Scottish Civil Justice Council with such modifications as it thinks appropriate.

The Court of Session therefore makes this Act of Sederunt under the powers conferred by section 5 of the Judicial Factors (Scotland) Act 1880(2), paragraph 1A of schedule 2 of the European Communities Act 1972(3), sections 103(1) and 104(1) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014(4) and all other powers enabling it to do so.

This Act of Sederunt makes provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and it appears to the Court of Session that it is expedient for the references in this Act of Sederunt to Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20th May 2015 on insolvency proceedings(5) to be construed as references to that instrument as amended from time to time.

Citation and commencement, etc.

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) (Regulation (EU) 2015/848) 2017.

(2) It comes into force on 26th June 2017.

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

Amendment of the Sheriff Court Bankruptcy Rules 2016

2.—(1) The Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Bankruptcy Rules) 2016(6) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) In rule 1.2 (interpretation)—

(a)in paragraph (1), for the definition of “Council Regulation” substitute—

“Council Regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20th May 2015 on insolvency proceedings, as amended from time to time.;

(b)in paragraph (2) for “liquidator” substitute “insolvency practitioner”.

(3) In Schedule 1, in Form 6.1A, in the Statement of Facts—

(a)in paragraphs 1 and 3, for “liquidator” substitute “insolvency practitioner”; and

(b)in paragraph 3, for “Council Regulation (EC) No. 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings” substitute “Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20th May 2015 on insolvency proceedings, as amended from time to time”.

Amendment of the Rules of the Court of Session 1994

3.—(1) The Rules of the Court of Session 1994(7) are amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) In rule 62.91(3)(e) (general), for “liquidator” substitute “insolvency practitioner”.

(3) In rule 74.1 (application and interpretation of this chapter)—

(a)for the definition of “Council Regulation” substitute—

“Council Regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20th May 2015 on insolvency proceedings, as amended from time to time.;

(b)in the definition of “establishment”, for “Article 2(h)” substitute “Article 2(10)”;

(c)in the definition of “main proceedings”, for “Article 2(a)” substitute “Article 2(4)”.

(4) In rule 74.24(1A) (substitution of creditor or contributory for petitioner), for “liquidator” substitute “insolvency practitioner”.

(5) In rule 74.25(1)(b) (provisional liquidator), for “liquidator” substitute “insolvency practitioner”.

Amendment of the Judicial Factors Rules 1992

4.—(1) The Act of Sederunt (Judicial Factors Rules) 1992(8) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) In rule 2 (interpretation)—

(a)for the definition of “Council Regulation” substitute—

“Council Regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20th May 2015 on insolvency proceedings, as amended from time to time.;

(b)in the definition of “establishment”, for “Article 2(h)” substitute “Article 2(10)”;

(c)in the definition of “main proceedings”, for “Article 2(a)” substitute “Article 2(4)”.

Amendment of the Sheriff Court Company Insolvency Rules 1986

5.—(1) The Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Company Insolvency Rules) 1986(9) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) In rule 3.1 (interpretation), for the definition of “Council Regulation” substitute—

“Council Regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20th May 2015 on insolvency proceedings, as amended from time to time..

Savings

6.  The amendments made by this Act of Sederunt do not apply to proceedings which are subject to Regulation (EC) 1346/2000 of 29th May 2000 on insolvency proceedings(10).

CJM SUTHERLAND

Lord President

I.P.D.

Edinburgh

14th June 2017

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Act of Sederunt)

This Act of Sederunt amends the Sheriff Court Bankruptcy Rules 2016, the Rules of the Court of Session 1994, the Judicial Factors Rules 1992 and the Sheriff Court Company Insolvency Rules 1986 to replace references to Regulation (EC) 1346/2000 of 29th May 2000 on insolvency proceedings, which has been repealed and replaced by Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20th May 2015 on insolvency proceedings. References to “member state liquidator” are replaced with references to “member state insolvency practitioner” to reflect the terminology used in the new Regulation.

(1)

2013 asp 3. Section 4 was amended by the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (asp 18), schedule 5, paragraph 31(3) and the Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 (asp 2), schedule 1, paragraph 1(4).

(2)

1880 c.4, as amended by the Judicial Factors (Scotland) Act 1889 (c.39), the Statute Law Revision Act 1894 (c.56) and the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1980 (c.55).

(3)

1972 c.68. Paragraph 1A of schedule 2 was inserted by the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51), section 28, and amended by the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c.7), schedule, Part 1.

(5)

O.J. L 141, 5.6.2015, p.19.

(7)

The Rules of the Court of Session 1994 are in schedule 2 of the Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994) 1994 (S.I. 1994/1443), last amended by S.S.I. 2017/132.

(8)

S.I. 1992/272, last amended by S.S.I. 2016/312.

(9)

S.I. 1986/2297, last amended by S.S.I. 2015/419

(10)

O.J. L 160, 30.6.2000, p.1.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources