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Act of Sederunt (Summary Applications, Statutory Applications and Appeals etc. Rules Amendment) (Transfer from Lands Tribunal for Scotland) 2017

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1.—(1) This Act of Sederunt may be cited as the Act of Sederunt (Summary Applications, Statutory Applications and Appeals etc. Rules Amendment) (Transfer from Lands Tribunal for Scotland) 2017.

(2) It comes into force on 19th January 2018.

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

Amendment of the Summary Application Rules 1999

2.—(1) The Act of Sederunt (Summary Applications, Statutory Applications and Appeals etc. Rules) 1999(1) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) After Part XLIX (illegal working orders)(2) of Chapter 3 (rules on applications under specific statutes) insert—

PART LTRANSFERS FROM THE LANDS TRIBUNAL FOR SCOTLAND TO THE SHERIFF UNDER THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS CODE

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3.50.1.  In this Part “the Jurisdiction Regulations” means the Electronic Communications Code (Jurisdiction) Regulations 2017(3).

Transfer from Lands Tribunal for Scotland

3.50.2.(1) On receipt of the documentation in proceedings which have been transferred from the Lands Tribunal for Scotland to the sheriff under regulation 5 of the Jurisdiction Regulations, the sheriff clerk must record the date of receipt on the first page of the documentation.

(2) Within 7 days of receipt of the documentation referred to in paragraph (1), the sheriff may make such order as he or she thinks fit to secure, so far as practicable, that the cause thereafter proceeds in accordance with these Rules.

(3) An order under paragraph (2) may include—

(a)where the cause has not been intimated to the respondent before being transferred to the sheriff, an order for the applicant to make intimation of the cause to the respondent;

(b)where no response has been lodged by the respondent in the cause, an order for answers to be lodged;

(c)an order for a hearing to determine further procedure..

CJM SUTHERLAND

Lord Justice General

I.P.D.

Edinburgh

20th December 2017

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