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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. 1. Short title.

    2. 2.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 3. Interpretation.

  3. Jurisdiction

    1. 4. Jurisdiction.

    2. 5. Extension of jurisdiction.

    3. 5A. Power of sheriff to order sheriff clerk to execute deeds relating to heritage.

    4. 6. Action competent in sheriff court.

    5. 7.Privative jurisdiction in causes under fifty pounds value.

    6. 8.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    7. 9.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    8. 10. Privilege not to exempt from jurisdiction.

  4. Sheriffs

    1. 11.Appointment of sheriffs and salaried sheriffs-substitute.

    2. 12, 13.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 14. Salaries of sheriffs and sheriffs-substitute.

    4. 15, 16.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 17. Honorary sheriff-substitute.

    6. 18, 19.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    7. 20.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    8. 21.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    9. 22—24.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    10. 25, 26.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  5. Appeals

    1. 27. Appeal to sheriff.

    2. 28. Appeal to Court of Session.

    3. 29. Effect of appeal.

    4. 30.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 31.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. 32.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    7. 33.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  6. Removings

    1. 34. Removings.

    2. 35. Letter of removal.

    3. 36. Notice to remove.

    4. 37. Notice of termination of tenancy.

    5. 37A.Exception for certain tenancies

  7. Summary Removings

    1. 38. Summary removing.

    2. 38A. Notice of termination in respect of dwelling-houses.

  8. Consistorial Causes

    1. 38B. Lord Advocate as party to action for divorce.

    2. 38C. Orders with respect to children.

  9. Procedure Rules

    1. 39. Procedure rules.

    2. 40. Court of Session to regulate fees, &c.

    3. 41.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 42—48.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 49.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  10. Summary Applications

    1. 50. Summary applications.

    2. 51.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 52.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  11. SCHEDULES

    1. first schedule

      ORDINARY CAUSE RULES 1993

      1. Initiation andprogress of causes

        1. CHAPTER 1 CITATION, INTERPRETATION, REPRESENTATION AND FORMS

          1. 1.1. Citation

          2. 1.2. Interpretation

          3. 1.3. Representation

          4. 1.4. Forms

        2. CHAPTER 2 RELIEF FROM COMPLIANCE WITH RULES

          1. 2.1. Relief from failure to comply with rules

        3. CHAPTER 3 COMMENCEMENT OF CAUSES

          1. 3.1. Form of initial writ

          2. 3.2. Actions relating to heritable property

          3. 3.3. Warrants of citation

          4. 3.4. Warrants for arrestment to found jurisdiction

          5. 3.5. Warrants and precepts for arrestment on dependence

          6. 3.6. Period of notice after citation

        4. CHAPTER 4

          1. 4.1. Orders against which caveats may be lodged

          2. 4.2. Form lodging and renewal of caveats

        5. CHAPTER 5 CITATION, SERVICE AND INTIMATION

          1. 5.1. Signature of warrants

          2. 5.2. Form of citation and certificate

          3. 5.3. Postal service or intimation

          4. 5.4. Service within Scotland by sheriff officer

          5. 5.5. Service on persons furth of Scotland

          6. 5.6. Service where address of person is not known

          7. 5.7. Persons carrying on business under trading or descriptive name

          8. 5.8. Endorsation unnecessary

          9. 5.9. Re-service

          10. 5.10. No objection to regularity of citation, service or intimation

        6. CHAPTER 6 INTERIM DILIGENCE

          1. 6.A1.Interpretation

          2. 6.A2.Application for interim diligence

          3. 6.A3.Effect of authority for inhibition on the dependence

          4. 6.A4.Recall etc of arrestment or inhibition

          5. 6.A5.Incidental applications in relation to interim diligence, etc

          6. 6.A6.Form of schedule of inhibition on the dependence

          7. 6.A7.Service of inhibition on the dependence where address of defender not known

          8. 6.A8.Form of schedule of arrestment on the dependence

          9. 6.1. Service of schedule of arrestment

          10. 6.2. Arrestment on dependence before service

          11. 6.3. Movement of arrested property

        7. CHAPTER 7 UNDEFENDED CAUSES

          1. 7.1. Application of this Chapter

          2. 7.2. Minute for granting of decree without attendance

          3. 7.3. Applications for time to pay directions or time orders in undefended causes

          4. 7.4. Decree for expenses

          5. 7.5. Finality of decree in absence

          6. 7.6. Amendment of initial writ

          7. 7.7. Disapplication of certain rules

        8. CHAPTER 8 REPONING

          1. 8.1. Reponing

        9. CHAPTER 9 STANDARD PROCEDURE IN DEFENDED CAUSES

          1. 9.1. Notice of intention to defend

          2. 9.2. Fixing date for Options Hearing

          3. 9.2A.Alteration of date for Options Hearing

          4. 9.3. Return of initial writ

          5. 9.4. Lodging of pleadings before Options Hearing

          6. 9.5. Process folder

          7. 9.6. Defences

          8. 9.7. Implied admissions

          9. 9.8. Adjustment of pleadings

          10. 9.9. Effect of sist on adjustment

          11. 9.10. Open record

          12. 9.11. Record for Options Hearing

          13. 9.12. Options Hearing

          14. 9.13. Inspection and recovery of documents

          15. 9.14. Exchange of lists of witnesses

          16. 9.15. Applications for time to pay directions

        10. CHAPTER 9A DOCUMENTS AND WITNESSES

          1. 9A.1.Application of this Chapter

          2. 9A.2.Inspection and recovery of documents

          3. 9A.3.Exchange of lists of witnesses

          4. 9A.4.Applications in respect of time to pay directions, arrestments and time orders

        11. CHAPTER 10 ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE

          1. 10.1. Additional period for adjustment

          2. 10.2. Effect of sist on adjustment period

          3. 10.3. Variation of adjustment period

          4. 10.4. Order for open record

          5. 10.5. Closing record

          6. 10.6. Procedural Hearing

        12. CHAPTER 11 THE PROCESS

          1. 11.1. Form and lodging of parts of process

          2. 11.2. Custody of process

          3. 11.3. Borrowing and returning of process

          4. 11.4. Failure to return parts of process

          5. 11.5. Replacement of lost documents

          6. 11.6. Intimation of parts of process and adjustments

          7. 11.7. Retention and disposal of parts of process by sheriff clerk

          8. 11.8. Uplifting of productions from process

        13. CHAPTER 12 THE PROCESS

          1. 12.1. Signature of interlocutors by sheriff clerk

          2. 12.2. Further provisions in relation to interlocutors

        14. CHAPTER 13 PARTY MINUTER PROCEDURE

          1. 13.1. Person claiming title and interest to enter process as defender

          2. 13.2. Procedure following leave to enter process

        15. CHAPTER 13A INTERVENTIONS BY THE COMMISSION FOR EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

          1. 13A.1.Interpretation

          2. 13A.2.Interventions by the CEHR

          3. 13A.3.Applications to intervene

          4. 13A.4.Form of intervention

        16. CHAPTER 13B INTERVENTIONS BY THE SCOTTISH COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

          1. 13B.1.Interpretation

          2. 13B.2.Application to intervene

          3. 13B.3.Invitation to intervene

          4. 13B.4.Form of intervention

        17. CHAPTER 14 APPLICATIONS BY MINUTE

          1. 14.1. Application of this Chapter

          2. 14.2. Form of minute

          3. 14.3. Lodging of minutes

          4. 14.4. Intimation of minutes

          5. 14.5. Methods of intimation

          6. 14.6. Return of minute with evidence of intimation

          7. 14.7. Opposition where no order for answers made

          8. 14.8. Hearing of minutes where no opposition or no answers lodged

          9. 14.9. Intimation of interlocutor

          10. 14.10. Notice of opposition or answers lodged

          11. 14.11. Procedure for hearing

          12. 14.12. Consent to minute

          13. 14.13. Procedure following grant of minute

        18. CHAPTER 15 MOTIONS

          1. 15.1. Lodging of motions

          2. 15.2. Intimation of motions

          3. 15.3. Opposition to motions

          4. 15.4. Consent to motions

          5. 15.5. Hearing of motions

          6. 15.6. Motions to sist

        19. CHAPTER 16 DECREES BY DEFAULT

          1. 16.1. Application of this Chapter

          2. 16.2. Decrees where party in default

          3. 16.3. Prorogation of time where party in default

        20. CHAPTER 17 SUMMARY DECREES

          1. 17.1. Application of this Chapter

          2. 17.2. Applications for summary decree

          3. 17.3. Application of summary decree to counterclaims, etc.

        21. CHAPTER 18 AMENDMENT OF PLEADINGS

          1. 18.1. Alteration of sum sued for

          2. 18.2. Powers of sheriff to allow amendment

          3. 18.3. Applications to amend

          4. 18.4. Applications for diligence on amendment

          5. 18.5. Service of amended pleadings

          6. 18.6. Expenses and conditions of amendment

          7. 18.7. Effect of amendment on diligence

          8. 18.8. Preliminary pleas inserted on amendment

        22. CHAPTER 19 COUNTERCLAIMS

          1. 19.1. Counterclaims

          2. 19.2. Warrants for diligence on counterclaims

          3. 19.2A. Form of record where counterclaim lodged

          4. 19.3. Effect of abandonment of cause

          5. 19.4. Disposal of counterclaims

        23. CHAPTER 20 THIRD PARTY PROCEDURE

          1. 20.1. Applications for third party notice

          2. 20.2. Averments where order for service of third party notice sought

          3. 20.3. Warrants for diligence on third party notice

          4. 20.4. Service on third party

          5. 20.5. Answers to third party notice

          6. 20.5A.Consequences of failure to amend pleadings

          7. 20.6. Procedure following answers

        24. CHAPTER 21 DOCUMENTS FOUNDED ON OR ADOPTED IN PLEADINGS

          1. 21.1. Lodging documents founded on or adopted

          2. 21.2. Consequences of failure to lodge documents founded on or adopted

          3. 21.3. Objection to documents founded on

        25. CHAPTER 22 PRELIMINARY PLEAS

          1. 22.1. Note of basis of preliminary plea

        26. CHAPTER 23 ABANDONMENT

          1. 23.1. Abandonment of causes

          2. 23.2. Application of abandonment to counterclaims

        27. CHAPTER 24 WITHDRAWAL OF SOLICITORS

          1. 24.1. Intimation of withdrawal to court

          2. 24.2. Intimation to party whose solicitor has withdrawn

          3. 24.3. Consequences of failure to intimate intention to proceed

        28. CHAPTER 25 WITHDRAWAL OF SOLICITORS

          1. 25.1. Minutes of sist

          2. 25.2. Minutes of transference

        29. CHAPTER 26 TRANSFER AND REMIT OF CAUSES

          1. 26.1. Transfer to another sheriff court

          2. 26.2. Remit to Court of Session

          3. 26.3. Remit from Court of Session

        30. CHAPTER 27 CAUTION AND SECURITY

          1. 27.1. Application of this Chapter

          2. 27.2. Form of applications

          3. 27.3. Orders

          4. 27.4. Methods of finding caution or giving security

          5. 27.5. Cautioners and guarantors

          6. 27.6. Forms of bonds of caution and other securities

          7. 27.7. Sufficiency of caution or security and objections

          8. 27.8. Insolvency or death of cautioner or guarantor

          9. 27.9. Failure to find caution or give security

        31. CHAPTER 28 RECOVERY OF EVIDENCE

          1. 28.1. Application and interpretation of this Chapter

          2. 28.2. Applications for commission and diligence for recovery of documents or for orders under section 1 of the Act of 1972

          3. 28.3. Optional procedure before executing commission and diligence

          4. 28.4. Execution of commission and diligence for recovery of documents

          5. 28.5. Execution of orders for production or recovery of documents or other property under section 1(1) of the Act of 1972

          6. 28.6. Execution of orders for inspection etc. of documents or other property under section 1(1) of the Act of 1972

          7. 28.7. Execution of orders for preservation etc. of documents or other property under section 1(1) of the Act of 1972

          8. 28.8. Confidentiality

          9. 28.9. Warrants for production of original documents from public records

          10. 28.10. Commissions for examination of witnesses

          11. 28.11. Commissions on interrogatories

          12. 28.12. Commissions without interrogatories

          13. 28.13. Evidence taken on commission

          14. 28.14. Letters of request

          15. 28.14A.Taking of evidence in the European Community

          16. 28.15. Citation of witnesses and havers

        32. CHAPTER 28A PRE-PROOF HEARING

          1. 28A.1.Pre-proof hearing

        33. CHAPTER 29 PROOF

          1. 29.1. Reference to oath

          2. 29.2. Remit to person of skill

          3. 29.3.Written statements

          4. 29.3. Evidence generally

          5. 29.4. Renouncing probation

          6. 29.5. Orders for proof

          7. 29.6. Hearing parts of proof separately

          8. 29.7. Citation of witnesses

          9. 29.8. Citation of witnesses by party litigants

          10. 29.9. Second diligence against a witness

          11. 29.10. Failure of witness to attend

          12. 29.11. Lodging productions

          13. 29.12. Copy productions

          14. 29.13. Returning borrowed parts of process and productions before proof

          15. 29.14. Notices to admit and notices of non-admission

          16. 29.15. Instruction of shorthand writer

          17. 29.16. Administration of oath or affirmation to witnesses

          18. 29.17. Proof to be taken continuously

          19. 29.18. Recording of evidence

          20. 29.19. Incidental appeal against rulings on confidentiality of evidence and production of documents

          21. 29.20. Parties to be heard at close of proof

        34. CHAPTER 30 DECREES, EXTRACTS AND EXECUTION

          1. 30.1. Interpretation of this Chapter

          2. 30.2. Taxes on money under control of the court

          3. 30.3. Decrees for payment in foreign currency

          4. 30.4. When decrees extractable

          5. 30.5. Extract of certain awards notwithstanding appeal

          6. 30.6. Form of extract decree

          7. 30.7. Form of warrant for execution

          8. 30.8. Date of decree in extract

          9. 30.9. Service of charge where address of defender not known

          10. 30.10.Expenses

        35. CHAPTER 31 APPEALS

          1. 31.1. Time limit for appeal

          2. 31.2. Applications for leave to appeal

          3. 31.3. Form of appeal to Court of Session

          4. 31.4. Form of appeal to the sheriff principal

          5. 31.5. Transmission of process and notice to parties

          6. 31.6. Record of pleadings etc.

          7. 31.7. Determination of appeal

          8. 31.8. Fixing of Options Hearing or making other order following appeal

          9. 31.9. Appeals in connection with orders under section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 or aliment

          10. 31.10. Interim possession etc. pending appeal

          11. 31.11. Abandonment of appeal

        36. CHAPTER 32 TAXATION OF EXPENSES

          1. 32.1. Taxation before decree for expenses

          2. 32.1A.Order to lodge account of expenses

          3. 32.2. Decree for expenses in name of solicitor

          4. 32.3. Procedure for taxation

          5. 32.4. Objections to auditor’s report

        37. Chapter32A LIVE LINKS

          1. 32A.1.(1) On cause shown, a party may apply by motion...

      2. Special provisions in relation to particular causes

        1. CHAPTER 33 FAMILY ACTIONS

          1. PART I

            GENERAL PROVISIONS

            1. 33.1. Intepretation of this Chapter

            2. 33.2.Averments in certain family actions about other proceedings

            3. 33.3.Averments where section 11 order sought

            4. 33.4. Averments where identity or address of person not known

            5. 33.5. Averments about maintenance orders

            6. 33.6. Averments where aliment or financial provision sought

            7. 33.7. Warrants and forms for intimation

            8. 33.8. Intimation where alleged association

            9. 33.9. Productions in action of divorce or where section 11 order may be made

            10. 33.9A.Productions in action of divorce on ground of issue of interim gender recognition certificate

            11. 33.9B.Application for corrected gender recognition certificate

            12. 33.10. Warrant of citation

            13. 33.11. Form of citation and certificate

            14. 33.12. Execution of service on, or intimation to, local authority

            15. 33.13. Service in cases of mental disorder of defender

            16. 33.14. Notices in certain actions of divorce or separation

            17. 33.15. Orders for intimation

            18. 33.16. Appointment of curators ad litem to defenders

            19. 33.17. Applications for sist

            20. 33.18. Notices of consent to divorce or separation

            21. 33.19. Procedure in respect of children

            22. 33.20.Recording of views of the child

            23. 33.21. Appointment of local authority or reporter to report on a child

            24. 33.22. Referral to family mediation

            25. 33.22A. Child Welfare Hearing

            26. 33.23. Applications for orders to disclose whereabouts of children

            27. 33.24. Applications in relation to removal of children

            28. 33.25. Intimation to local authority before supervised contact order

            29. 33.26. Joint minutes

            30. 33.27. Affidavits

            31. 33.27A.Applications for postponement of decree under section 3A of the Act of 1976

          2. PART II

            UNDEFENDED FAMILY ACTIONS

            1. 33.28. Evidence in certain undefended family actions

            2. 33.29. Procedure for decree in actions under rule 33.28

            3. 33.30. Extracts of undefended decree

            4. 33.31. Procedure in undefended family actions for section 11 order

            5. 33.32. No recording of evidence

            6. 33.33. Disapplication of Chapter 15

            7. 33.33A.Late appearance and application for recall by defenders

          3. PART III

            DEFENDED FAMILY ACTIONS

            1. 33.34. Notice of intention to defend and defences

            2. 33.35. Abandonment by pursuer

            3. 33.36. Attendance of parties at Options Hearing

            4. 33.37. Decree by default

          4. PART IV

            APPLICATIONS AND ORDERS RELATING TO CHILDREN IN CERTAIN ACTIONS

            1. 33.38. Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 33.39. Applications in actions to which this Part applies

            3. 33.40. Intimation before committal to care or supervison

            4. 33.41. Care or supervision orders

            5. 33.42. Intimation of certain applications to local authorities or other persons

            6. 33.43. Applications in depending actions by motion

            7. 33.44. Applications after decree relating to a section 11 order

            8. 33.45. Applications after decree relating to aliment

            9. 33.46. Applications after decree by persons over 18 years for aliment

          5. PART V

            ORDERS RELATING TO FINANCIAL PROVISION

            1. 33.47. Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 33.48. Applications in actions to which this Part applies

            3. 33.49. Applications in depending actions relating to incidental orders

            4. 33.50. Applications relating to interim aliment

            5. 33.51. Applications relating to orders for financial provision

            6. 33.51A.Pension Protection Fund notification

            7. 33.52. Applications after decree relating to agreements and avoidance transactions

          6. PART VI

            APPLICATIONS RELATING TO AVOIDANCE TRANSACTIONS

            1. 33.53. Form of applications

          7. PART VII

            FINANCIAL PROVISION AFTER OVERSEAS DIVORCE OR ANNULMENT

            1. 33.54. Interpretation of this Part

            2. 33.55. Applications for financial provision after overseas divorce or annulment

          8. PART VIII

            ACTIONS OF ALIMENT

            1. 33.56. Interpretation of this Part

            2. 33.57. Undefended actions of aliment

            3. 33.58. Applications relating to aliment

            4. 33.59. Applications relating to agreements on aliment

          9. PART IX

            APPLICATIONS FOR ORDERS UNDER SECTION 11 OF THE CHILDREN (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995.

            1. 33.60. Application of this Part

            2. 33.61. Form of applications

            3. 33.62.Defences in action for a section 11 order

            4. 33.63. Applications relating to interim orders in depending actions

            5. 33.64. Care and supervision by local authorities

            6. 33.65. Applications after decree

            7. 33.65A.Application for leave

          10. PART X

            ACTIONS UNDER THE MATRIMONIAL HOMES (FAMILY PROTECTION) (SCOTLAND) ACT 1981

            1. 33.66. Interpretation of this Part

            2. 33.67. Form of applications

            3. 33.68. Defenders

            4. 33.69. Applications by motion

            5. 33.70. Applications by minute

            6. 33.71. Sist of actions to enforce occupancy rights

            7. 33.72. Certificates of delivery of documents to chief constable

          11. PART XI

            SIMPLIFIED DIVORCE APPLICATIONS

            1. 33.73. Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 33.74. Form of applications

            3. 33.75. Lodging of applications

            4. 33.76. Citation and intimation

            5. 33.77. Citation where address not known

            6. 33.78. Opposition to applications

            7. 33.79. Evidence

            8. 33.80. Decree

            9. 33.81. Appeals

            10. 33.82. Applications after decree

          12. PART XII

            VARIATION OF COURT OF SESSION DECREES

            1. 33.83. Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 33.84. Form of applications and intimation to Court of Session

            3. 33.85. Defended actions

            4. 33.86. Transmission of process to Court of Session

            5. 33.87. Remit of applications to Court of Session

          13. PART XIII

            CHILD SUPPORT ACT 1991

            1. 33.88. Interpretation of this Part

            2. 33.89. Restriction of expenses

            3. 33.90. Effect of maintenance calculations

            4. 33.91. Effect of maintenance calculations on extracts relating to aliment

          14. PART XIV

            REFERRALS TO PRINCIPAL REPORTER

            1. 33.92. Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 33.93. Intimation to Principal Reporter

            3. 33.94. Intimation of decision by Principal Reporter

          15. PART XV

            MANAGEMENT OF MONEY PAYABLE TO CHILDREN

            1. 33.95.Where the sheriff has made an order under section 13...

        2. CHAPTER 33A CIVIL PARTNERSHIP ACTIONS

          1. PART I

            GENERAL PROVISIONS

            1. 33A.1.Interpretation of this Chapter

            2. 33A.2.Averments in certain civil partnership actions about other proceedings

            3. 33A.3.Averments where section 11 order sought

            4. 33A.4.Averments where identity or address of person not known

            5. 33A.5.Averments about maintenance orders

            6. 33A.6.Averments where aliment or financial provision sought

            7. 33A.7.Warrants and forms for intimation

            8. 33A.8.Intimation where alleged association

            9. 33A.9.Productions in action of dissolution of civil partnership or where section 11 order may be made

            10. 33A.10.Warrant of citation

            11. 33A.11.Form of citation and certificate

            12. 33A.12.Execution of service on, or intimation to, local authority

            13. 33A.13.Service in cases of mental disorder of defender

            14. 33A.14.Notices in certain actions of dissolution of civil partnership or separation of civil partners

            15. 33A.15.Orders for intimation

            16. 33A.16.Appointment of curators ad litem to defenders

            17. 33A.17.Applications for sist

            18. 33A.18.Notices of consent to dissolution of civil partnership or separation of civil partners

            19. 33A.19.Procedure in respect of children

            20. 33A.20.Recording of views of the child

            21. 33A.21.Appointment of local authority or reporter to report on a child

            22. 33A.22.Referral to family mediation

            23. 33A.23.Child Welfare Hearing

            24. 33A.24.Applications for orders to disclose whereabouts of children

            25. 33A.25.Applications in relation to removal of children

            26. 33A.26.Intimation to local authority before supervised contact order

            27. 33A.27.Joint minutes

            28. 33A.28.Affidavits

          2. PART II

            UNDEFENDED CIVIL PARTNERSHIP ACTIONS

            1. 33A.29.Evidence in certain undefended civil partnership actions

            2. 33A.30.Procedure for decree in actions under rule 33A.29

            3. 33A.31.Extracts of undefended decree

            4. 33A.32.No recording of evidence

            5. 33A.33.Disapplication of Chapter 15

            6. 33A.33A.Late appearance and application for recall by defenders

          3. PART III

            DEFENDED CIVIL PARTNERSHIP ACTIONS

            1. 33A.34.Notice of intention to defend and defences

            2. 33A.35.Abandonment by pursuer

            3. 33A.36.Attendance of parties at Options Hearing

            4. 33A.37.Decree by default

          4. PART IV

            APPLICATIONS AND ORDERS RELATING TO CHILDREN IN CERTAIN ACTIONS

            1. 33A.38.Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 33A.39.Applications in actions to which this Part applies

            3. 33A.40.Applications in depending actions by motion

            4. 33A.41.Applications after decree relating to a section 11 order

            5. 33A.42.Applications after decree relating to aliment

            6. 33A.43.Applications after decree by persons over 18 years for aliment

          5. PART V

            ORDERS RELATING TO FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

            1. 33A.44.Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 33A.45.Applications in actions to which this Part applies

            3. 33A.46.Applications in depending actions relating to incidental orders

            4. 33A.47.Applications relating to interim aliment

            5. 33A.48.Applications relating to orders for financial provision

            6. 33A.48A.Pension Protection Fund notification

            7. 33A.49.Applications after decree relating to agreements and avoidance transactions

          6. PART VI

            APPLICATIONS RELATING TO AVOIDANCE TRANSACTIONS

            1. 33A.50.Form of applications

          7. PART VII

            FINANCIAL PROVISION AFTER OVERSEAS PROCEEDINGS

            1. 33A.51.Interpretation of this Part

            2. 33A.52.Applications for financial provision after overseas proceedings

          8. PART VIII

            ACTIONS IN RESPECT OF ALIMENT

            1. 33A.53.Applications relating to agreements on aliment

          9. PART IX

            APPLICATIONS FOR ORDERS UNDER SECTION 11 OF THE CHILDREN (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995

            1. 33A.54.Application of this Part

            2. 33A.55.Form of applications

            3. 33A.56.Applications relating to interim orders in depending actions

            4. 33A.57.Applications after decree

            5. 33A.57A.Application for leave

          10. PART X

            ACTIONS RELATING TO OCCUPANCY RIGHTS AND TENANCIES

            1. 33A.58.Application of this Part

            2. 33A.59.Interpretation of this Part

            3. 33A.60.Form of application

            4. 33A.61.Defenders

            5. 33A.62.Applications by motion

            6. 33A.63.Applications by minute

            7. 33A.64.Sist of actions to enforce occupancy rights

            8. 33A.65.Certificates of delivery of documents to chief constable

          11. PART XI

            SIMPLIFIED DISSOLUTION OF CIVIL PARTNERSHIP APPLICATIONS

            1. 33A.66.Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 33A.67.Form of applications

            3. 33A.68.Lodging of applications

            4. 33A.69.Citation and intimation

            5. 33A.70.Citation where address not known

            6. 33A.71.Opposition to applications

            7. 33A.72.Evidence

            8. 33A.73.Decree

            9. 33A.74.Appeals

            10. 33A.75.Applications after decree

          12. PART XII

            REFERRALS TO PRINCIPAL REPORTER

            1. 33A.76.Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 33A.77.Intimation to Principal Reporter

            3. 33A.78.Intimation of decision by Principal Reporter

          13. PART XIII

            SISTING OF CIVIL PARTNERSHIP ACTIONS

            1. 33A.79.Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 33A.80.Duty to furnish particulars of concurrent proceedings

            3. 33A.81.Mandatory sists

            4. 33A.82.Discretionary sists

            5. 33A.83.Recall of sists

            6. 33A.84.Orders in sisted actions

        3. CHAPTER 33B FINANCIAL PROVISION FOR FORMER COHABITANTS

          1. 33B.1.Interpretation of this Chapter

          2. 33B.2.(1) An application under— (a) section 28(2) of the Act...

        4. CHAPTER 34 ACTIONS RELATING TO HERITABLE PROPERTY

          1. PART I

            1. 34.1. Actions craving payment of rent

            2. 34.2. Warrant to inventory and secure

            3. 34.3. Sale of effects

            4. 34.4. Care of effects

          2. PART II

            REMOVING

            1. 34.5. Actions of removing where fixed term of removal

            2. 34.6. Form of notice of removal

            3. 34.7. Form of notice under section 37 of the Act of 1907

            4. 34.8. Giving notice of removal

            5. 34.9. Evidence of notice to remove

            6. 34.10. Applications under Part II of the Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970

            7. 34.11. Service on unnamed occupiers

            8. 34.12. Applications under the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Act 2001

        5. CHAPTER 35 ACTIONS OF MULTIPLEPOINDING

          1. 35.1. Application of this Chapter

          2. 35.2. Application of Chapters 9 and 10

          3. 35.3. Parties

          4. 35.4. Condescendence of fund in medio

          5. 35.5. Warrant of citation in multiplepoindings

          6. 35.6. Citation

          7. 35.7. Advertisement

          8. 35.8. Lodging of notice of appearance

          9. 35.9. Fixing date of first hearing

          10. 35.10. Hearings

          11. 35.11. Lodging defences, objections and claims

          12. 35.12. Disposal of defences

          13. 35.13. Objections to fund in medio

          14. 35.14. Preliminary pleas in multiplepoindings

          15. 35.15. Consignation of the fund and discharge of holder

          16. 35.16. Further service or advertisement

          17. 35.17. Ranking of claims

          18. 35.18. Remit to reporter

        6. CHAPTER 36 ACTIONS OF DAMAGES

          1. PART I

            INTIMATION TO CONNECTED PERSONS IN CERTAIN ACTIONS OF DAMAGES

            1. 36.1. Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 36.2. Averments

            3. 36.3. Warrants for intimation

            4. 36.4. Applications to dispense with intimation

            5. 36.5. Subsequent disclosure of connected persons

            6. 36.6. Connected persons entering process

            7. 36.7. Failure to enter process

          2. PART II

            INTERIM PAYMENTS OF DAMAGES

            1. 36.8. Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 36.9. Applications for interim payment of damages

            3. 36.10. Adjustment on final decree

          3. PART III

            PROVISIONAL DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURIES

            1. 36.11. Application and interpretation of this Part

            2. 36.12. Applications for provisional damages

            3. 36.13. Applications for further damages

          4. PART IV

            MANAGEMENT OF DAMAGES PAYABLE TO PERSONS UNDER LEGAL DISABILITY

            1. 36.14. Orders for payment and management of money

            2. 36.15. Methods of management

            3. 36.16. Subsequent orders

            4. 36.17. Management of money paid to sheriff clerk

          5. PART V

            PRODUCTIONS IN CERTAIN ACTIONS OF DAMAGES

            1. 36.17A. Application of this Part

            2. 36.17B. Averments of medical treatment

            3. 36.17C. Lodging of medical reports

          6. SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT 1975

            1. 36.18. Causes under section 66 of the Act of 1975

        7. CHAPTER 37 CAUSES UNDER THE PRESUMPTION OF DEATH (SCOTLAND) ACT 1977

          1. 37.1. Interpretation of this Chapter

          2. 37.2. Parties to, and service and intimation of, actions of declarator

          3. 37.3. Further advertisement

          4. 37.4. Applications for proof

          5. 37.5. Applications for variation or recall of decree

          6. 37.6. Appointment of judicial factors

        8. CHAPTER 38 EUROPEAN COURT

          1. 38.1. Interpretation of this Chapter

          2. 38.2. Applications for reference

          3. 38.3. Preparation of case for reference

          4. 38.4. Sist of cause

          5. 38.5. Transmission of reference

        9. CHAPTER 39 PROVISIONS IN RELATION TO CURATORS AD LITEM

          1. 39.1. Fees and outlays of curators ad litem in respect of children

        10. CHAPTER 40 COMMERCIAL ACTIONS

          1. 40.1. Application and interpretation of this Chapter

          2. 40.2. Proceedings before a nominated sheriff

          3. 40.3. Procedure in commercial actions

          4. 40.4. Election of procedure for commercial actions

          5. 40.5. Transfer of action to be a commercial action

          6. 40.6. Appointment of a commercial action as an ordinary cause

          7. 40.7. Special requirements for initial writ in a commercial action

          8. 40.8. Notice of Intention to Defend

          9. 40.9. Defences

          10. 40.10. Fixing date for Case Management Conference

          11. 40.11. Applications for summary decree in a commercial action

          12. 40.12. Case Management Conference

          13. 40.13. Lodging of productions

          14. 40.14. Hearing for further procedure

          15. 40.15. Failure to comply with rule or order of sheriff

          16. 40.16. Determination of action

          17. 40.17. Parts of Process

        11. CHAPTER 41 PROTECTION FROM ABUSE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2001

          1. 41.1. Interpretation

          2. 41.2. Attachment of power of arrest to interdict

          3. 41.3. Extension or recall of power of arrest

          4. 41.4. Documents to be delivered to chief constable in relation to recall or variation of interdict

          5. 41.5.—. Certificate of delivery of documents to chief constable

        12. CHAPTER 42

          1. COMPETITION APPEAL TRIBUNAL

          2. 42.1.Interpretation

          3. 42.2.Transfer of proceedings to the Tribunal

        13. CHAPTER 43 CAUSES RELATING TO ARTICLES 81 AND 82 OF THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

          1. 43.1.Intimation of actions to the Office of Fair Trading

        14. CHAPTER 44 EQUALITY ENACTMENTS

          1. 44.1.Application and interpretation

          2. 44.2.Intimation to Commission

          3. 44.3.Assessor

          4. 44.4.Taxation of Commission expenses

          5. 44.5.National security

        15. CHAPTER 45 VULNERABLE WITNESSES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2004

          1. 45.1.Interpretation

          2. 45.2.Child Witness Notice

          3. 45.3.Vulnerable Witness Application

          4. 45.4.Intimation

          5. 45.5.Procedure on lodging child witness notice or vulnerable witness application

          6. 45.6.Review of arrangements for vulnerable witnesses

          7. 45.7.Intimation of review application

          8. 45.8.Procedure on lodging a review application

          9. 45.9.Determination of special measures

          10. 45.10.Intimation of an order under section 12(1) or (6) or 13(2)

          11. 45.11.Taking of evidence by commissioner

          12. 45.12.Commission on interrogatories

          13. 45.13.Commission without interrogatories

          14. 45.14.Lodging of video record and documents

          15. 45.15.Custody of video record and documents

          16. 45.16.Application for leave for party to be present at the commission

      3. APPENDIX 1 FORMS

      4. APPENDIX 2 FORMS FOR EXTRACT DECREES

      5. INTRODUCTION

        1. 1. Dispensing power of sheriff

        2. 2.Representation

      6. Initial Procedure

        1. commencement of cause

          1. 3. The initial writ

          2. 4. Signature and backing of initial writ

          3. 5. Warrant of citation

          4. 6. Application for a warrant for arrestment to found jurisdiction

        2. period of notice

          1. 7. Period of notice after citation

        3. citation and service

          1. 8. Signature of warrants

          2. 9. Form of citation and certificate

          3. 10. Service within Scotland by officer of court

          4. 11. Citation of persons whose address is unknown

          5. 11A.Intimation to persons in actions of divorce or of separation . . . where defender is suffering from mental disorder or his whereabouts are unknown.

          6. 12. Citation of or service on persons outwith Scotland

          7. 13. Days of charge

          8. 13A. Service of charge where defender’s address is unknown

          9. 14. Persons carrying on business under a trading or descriptive name

          10. 15. Postal citation

          11. 16. Endorsation unnecessary

          12. 17. Re-service

          13. 18. Personal bar

        4. transfer of causeS

          1. 19. Transfer to another Sheriff court

          2. 20. Remit of cause to the Court of Session

          3. 20A. Remit of cause from the Court of Session

        5. undefended causes

          1. 21. Minute for granting of decree without attendance

          2. 21A. Decree in causes to which the Hague Convention applies

          3. 21B.Applications for time to pay directions in undefended causes

          4. 21C. Applications for time to pay directions in summary applications

          5. 22. Procedure in undefended actions . . . relating to parental rights

          6. 23.Procedure where actions of divorce or separation or actions affecting parentage are undefended

          7. 24. Decree for expenses

          8. 25. Issue of extract decree

          9. 26. Finality of decree in absence

          10. 27. Amendment of initial writ

        6. reponinG

          1. 28. Defender may be reponed against decree in absence

          2. 29. Consignation and recall of decree

          3. 30. Sist of diligence

          4. 31. Consigned money and expenses

          5. 32. Judgment to be final

      7. Defended Causes to ProoF

        1. intention to defenD

          1. 33. Notice of intention to defend

          2. 34. Minute relating to aliment, periodical allowance, capital payment or transfer of property

          3. 35. Tabling

          4. 36. Protestation

        2. The process

          1. 37. Lodging of process by pursuer

          2. 38. Custody of process

          3. 39. Borrowing of process

          4. 40. Failure to return process

          5. 41. Replacement of lost documents

          6. 42. Borrowing of certified copy initial writ for purposes of arrestment and issue of precepts of arrestment

        3. defences and adjustmenT

          1. 43. Defences

          2. 44. Form of defences

          3. 45. Implied admissions

          4. 46. Adjustment of pleadings

          5. 47. Open record

          6. 48. Alteration of sum sued for

          7. 49. Adjustment period

        4. third party procedure

          1. 50. Third party notice

        5. party minuter procedurE

          1. 50A.Party minuter

        6. counter-claim procedure

          1. 51. Counter-Claim

          2. 52. Form of counter-claim

          3. 53. Warrants of counter-claim

          4. 54. Disposal of counter-claim

          5. 55. Abandonment where counter-claim

          6. 56. Counter-claim . . . for custody, access or maintenance

        7. incidental procedurE

          1. 57. Motions

          2. 57A.Applications for time to pay directions and for recall or restriction of arrestments in defended causes

          3. 58. Abandonment of cause

          4. 59. Decree by default

          5. 59A. Summary decree

          6. 59B. Late appearance by defender in actions of divorce and of separation

          7. 60. Transfer of cause on death of party

          8. 61. Effect of absence of interlocutors

        8. closing of record to prooF

          1. 62. Closing of the record

          2. 63.Preliminary Pleas

          3. 64. Amendment of pleadings: powers of the sheriff

          4. 65. Renouncing of probation

          5. 66. Ordering of proof

          6. 67. Reference to oath

          7. 68. Objection to documents

          8. 69. Remit to person of skill

      8. ProoF

        1. evidence

          1. 70. Evidence to liein retentis

          2. 71. Evidence taken on commission

          3. 72. Affidavit evidence

          4. 72A.Conditions for receiving written statements in evidence without being spoken to by a witness

          5. 73. Recording of evidence

        2. Witnesses and havers

          1. 74. Citation

          2. 75. Form of citation

          3. 76. Second diligence against witness

          4. 77. Warrant to arrest

        3. productions

          1. 78. Production and recovery of documents

          2. 79. Lodging productions for proofs

          3. 80. Ordering of production of documents by sheriff

          4. 81. Optional procedure before executing commission and diligence

          5. 82. Confidentiality

          6. 83. Warrant for production of original documents from public records

          7. 84. Orders for inspection

          8. 84A. Orders to disclose identity of persons

        4. procedure at proof

          1. 85. Proof to be taken continuously

          2. 86. Objections

          3. 87. Incidental appeal against rulings on confidentiality of evidence and production of documents

          4. 88. Parties to be heard at close of proof

      9. PROCEDURE AFTER JUDGMENT

        1. judgement

          1. 89. Judgment

        2. extracT

          1. 90. Extract

          2. 90A. Extract decree of divorce

        3. appeal

          1. 91. Time limit for appeal

          2. 92. Application for leave to appeal and appeal therefrom

          3. 93. Form of appeal and giving of notice to parties

          4. 94. Reclaiming petition or oral hearing may be ordered or dispensed with

          5. 95. Interim possession may be regulated pending appeal

          6. 96. Abandonment of appeal

        4. EXPENSES

          1. 97. Decree for expenses may be extracted in solicitor’s name

          2. 98. Objection to auditor’s report

      10. PARTICULAR PROCEDURES

        1. sequestration for renT

          1. 99. Actions craving payment of rent

          2. 100. Warrant to inventory and secure

          3. 101. Sale of effects

          4. 102. Care of effects

        2. removing

          1. 103. Action of removing where fixed term of removal

          2. 104. Form of notice of removal

          3. 105. Form of notice under section 37

          4. 106. Removal notices

          5. 107. Evidence of notice to remove

          6. 107A. Applications under Part II of the Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970

        3. summary suspension

          1. 108. Summary application for suspension of charge

          2. 109. Sist of diligence

          3. 110. Objections

        4. arrestmenT

          1. 111. Service of schedule of arrestment

          2. 112. Report of arrestment

        5. multiplepoindinG

          1. 113. Action of multiplepoinding

          2. 114. Service of initial writ

          3. 115. Order or advertisement

          4. 116. Condescendence on the fund

          5. 117. Lodging of notice of appearance

          6. 118. Lodging of process

          7. 119. Lodging of defences, objections and claims where the holder is the pursuer

          8. 120. Condescendence on the fund by holder who is not pursuer

          9. 121. Disposal of defences

          10. 122. Objections to fundin medio

          11. 123. Consignation of the fund

          12. 124. Expenses

          13. 125. Further service or advertisement

          14. 126. Ranking of claims

          15. 127. Remit to Reporter

        6. disposal of money payable to persons under legal disabilitY

          1. 128. Disposal of money payable to persons under legal disability

        7. miscellaneouS

          1. 129. Recall or variation of decrees for aliment or orders for financial provision and of decrees regarding the custody of and access to children

          2. 130. Intimation

          3. 131. Notices in actions of divorce and separation . . .

          4. 132. Consent to grant of decree

          5. 132A. Applications under the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985

          6. 132B. Applications to declare removal of a child unlawful

        8. FAMILY LAW ACT 1986

          1. 132C. Averments of other proceedings relating to children

          2. 132D. Disclosure of information

          3. 132E. Applications for interdict or interim interdict

          4. 132F. Specification of prior maintenance orders

          5. 132F. Referral to Family Conciliation Service

        9. appointment of curatorad litem

          1. 133. Special application for appointment of acurator ad litem

        10. european courT

          1. 134. European Court

          2. In this Rule— any expression defined in Schedule 1 to...

        11. SIMPLIFIED DIVORCE PROCEDURE

          1. 135. Simplified procedure

          2. 136. Form of application

          3. 137. Lodging applications

          4. 138. Citation

          5. 139. Citation of or service on persons outwith Scotland

          6. 140. Opposition to applications

          7. 141. Decree

          8. 142. Appeal

          9. 143. Subsequent applications

      11. DAMAGES

        1. DAMAGES (SCOTLAND) ACT 1976

          1. 144. Action for Damages under the Damages (Scotland) Act 1976

          2. 145. Intimation to persons having title to sue under Schedule 1 to the Damages (Scotland) Act 1976

          3. 146. Applications to sist as additional pursuer

        2. INTERIM PAYMENT OF DAMAGES

          1. 147. Applications for interim payment of damages

          2. 148. Final orders where interim payment made

        3. PROVISIONAL DAMAGES

          1. 149. Applications for further awards of damages

        4. child support act 1991

          1. 150.Interpretation

          2. 151.Initial writs etc.

          3. 152.Restriction of expenses

          4. 153. Effect of maintenance assessments

          5. 154.Effect of maintenance assessments on extracts relating to aliment

      12. APPENDIX

        1. FORMS

        2. FORM CSA 1 Rule 153 Certificate relating to the making of a maintenance assessment under the Child Support Act 1991

          1. ( insert place )( insert date ) Notification has been...

        3. FORM CSA 2 Rule 153 Certificate relating to the cancellation or ceasing to have effect of a maintenance assessment under the Child Support Act 1991

          1. ( insert place )( insert date ) I certify that...

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

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