Explanatory Notes

Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

2014 asp 18

10 November 2014

The Act

Schedule 5 – Modifications of enactments

Part 1Sheriff courts

Paragraph 4 – Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907

289.This paragraph repeals various sections of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907.

290.Sub-paragraph (a) repeals sections 4 to 7 of the 1907 Act which made provision in relation to the jurisdiction of the sheriff court. These sections are largely replaced by Chapter 4 of Part 1 of the Act, which makes provision in respect of competence and jurisdiction of sheriffs.

291.Sub-paragraph (b) repeals sections 10 and 11 of the 1907 Act. The power of Her Majesty to appoint salaried sheriffs principal and sheriffs previously provided for by section 11 of that Act is recast in sections 3 and 4 of the Act.

292.Sub-paragraph (c) repeals section 14 of the 1907 Act. Provision for the salaries of sheriffs principal and sheriffs is now made by section 16 of the Act.

293.Sub-paragraph (d) repeals section 17 of the 1907 Act, which made provision for the appointment of honorary sheriffs by sheriffs principal. The office of honorary sheriff is abolished by section 26 of the Act.

294.Sub-paragraph (e) repeals section 27 to 29 of the 1907 Act, which dealt with appeals to the sheriff principal and the Court of Session as well as setting out the effect of an appeal. These repeals are in consequence of the creation of the Sheriff Appeal Court by the Act (see section 110).

295.Sub-paragraph (f) repeals sections 39 to 40 of the 1907 Act. Section 39 is repealed as consequence of the replacement of ordinary cause rules. The provision in section 40, relating to the Court of Session’s power to regulate fees, is now recast at section 98 of the Act

296.Sub-paragraphs (g) and (h) repeal section 50 and Schedule 1 of the 1907 Act respectively. These repeals are in consequence of replacement by the Act of summary cause procedure by simple procedure (section 72 of the Act) and the replacement of ordinary cause procedure.