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Act of Sederunt (Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Rules) 1991

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and revocation

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND EXAMINATIONS

    1. 3.Qualification as officer of court

    2. 4.Qualification as messenger-at-arms

    3. 5.Training

    4. 6.Examinations

  4. PART III APPLICATIONS FOR COMMISSION

    1. 7.Applications for recommendation for commission as messenger-at-arms

    2. 8.Application for commission as sheriff officer

  5. PART IV THE POLICY

    1. 9.Caution and professional indemnity insurance

    2. 10.Renewals of Policy

    3. 11.Transitional provisions

  6. PART V ACCOUNTS

    1. 12.Officers of court to keep accounts

    2. 13.Accountant’s certificate

  7. PART VI OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS AND EXTRA-OFFICIAL ACTIVITIES

    1. 14.Official functions

    2. 15.Extra-official activities

    3. 16.Applications for authorisation to collect debts not constituted by decree

  8. PART VII REGISTERS OF OFFICERS OF COURT

    1. 17.Keeping of registers

    2. 18.Intimation of information by officers of court for registers

  9. PART VIII REPORTS AND INVESTIGATIONS OF CONDUCT OF OFFICERS OF COURT

    1. 19.Reports and complaints

    2. 20.Opportunity to officer of court to reply to allegation of misconduct

  10. PART IX DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

    1. 21.Disciplinary proceedings against messengers-at-arms

    2. 22.Procedure in proceedings against messengers-at-arms

    3. 23.Disciplinary proceedings against sheriff officers

    4. 24.Procedure in proceedings against sheriff officers

    5. 25.Remits of disciplinary proceedings

    6. 26.Opportunity to officer of court to make representations where order considered under section 80(1) and (2) of the Act of 1987

    7. 27.Appeals

    8. 28.Suspension under particular rules

  11. PART X MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 29.Mandate to recover debt in diligence

    2. 30.Dealings in goods poinded or sold by virtue of diligence

    3. 31.Official identity card

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      FORMS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

      1. 1.Bonds of caution

      2. 2.Policies of professional indemnity insurance

  13. Explanatory Note

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