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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2021 No. 153

Court Of Session

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 Amendment) (Court Sittings) 2021

Made

19th March 2021

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

22nd March 2021

Coming into force

20th April 2021

The Court of Session makes this Act of Sederunt under the powers conferred by section 103(1) of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014(1) and all other powers enabling it to do so.

Citation and commencement etc.

1.—(1) This Act of Sederunt may be cited as the Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 Amendment) (Court Sittings) 2021.

(2) It comes into force on 20th April 2021.

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

Amendment of the Rules of the Court of Session 1994

2.—(1) Chapter 10 (court sittings) of the Rules of the Court of Session 1994(2) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) In rule 10.3 (holiday dates, periods and vacation sitting days), in the definition of “public holiday”, in the column of the Table labelled “2022”—

(a)for “Monday 16th May 2022” substitute “Thursday 2nd June 2022”;

(b)below “Thursday 2nd June 2022”, as inserted by head (a), insert “Friday 3rd June 2022”.

CJM SUTHERLAND

Lord President

I.P.D.

Edinburgh

19th March 2021

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Act of Sederunt)

This Act of Sederunt amends the Rules of the Court of Session 1994 to substitute the late May holiday in 2022 with Thursday 2nd June 2022 and insert the additional public holiday of Friday 3rd June. These changes are in commemoration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

(2)

The Rules of the Court of Session 1994 are in schedule 2 of the Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994) 1994 (S.I. 1994/1443, last amended by S.S.I. 2021/75). Chapter 10 was substituted by S.S.I. 2017/414 and last amended by S.S.I. 2019/227.