Explanatory Notes

Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

2007 asp 3

15 January 2007

The Act


Schedule 5 – Minor and Consequential Amendments (Introduced by Section 226)

Paragraph 10 - Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971

853.Section 32(1) of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971 provides the Court of Session with power to make sheriff court rules. Paragraph (l) of section 32(1) enables such court rules to provide for a party to proceedings which relate to an attachment to be represented in court by a person who is neither an advocate nor a solicitor (i.e. by a “lay representative”). The section is amended to enable court rules to provide for lay representation in proceedings relating to interim attachment, attachment, money attachment, land attachment and residual attachment.