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Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Appeal Court Rules) 2021/468 This Act of Sederunt consolidates and restates the Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Appeal Court Rules) 2015/356 with modifications. It makes provision about the procedure to be followed in appeals to the Sheriff Appeal Court in civil proceedings. The ru

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Proposals of the Scottish Civil Justice Council to put online courts on a firmer footing have been met with dismay by this year's devils. The trainee advocates said in a response to a consultation on the plans that they were "particularly concerned" by a presumption that certain substantive hearings

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The Scottish Civil Justice Committee’s (SCJC) consultation on rules covering the mode of attendance at civil court hearings is premature and without a solid evidence base to inform its proposals, according to the Law Society of Scotland. The professional body for over 12,000 Scottish solicitor

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The Scottish Civil Justice Council is consulting on the mode of attendance at court hearings in civil proceedings. Last year, in response to the pandemic, the Scottish Parliament passed legislation making changes to the law for conducting civil business in Scotland’s courts and tribunals.

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Seven sets of draft rules prepared by the Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC) were given legal effect during its 2020/21 reporting period despite the significant impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Achievements, accounts and a summary of the rules prepared during the year by the SCJC are laid out in

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The Scottish Civil Justice Council has published its April Update newsletter. The April edition includes information on the council's recent activity, ongoing work, new rules, committee activity and appointments.

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Ampersand's Fiona Drysdale has been appointed as an advocate member of the Access to Justice Committee of the Scottish Civil Justice Council. She is deputy clerk of the Faculty of Advocates and clerk to the board of examiners. She is also an advocacy skills instructor on the advocates’ tr

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The Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC) has approved new rules which will allow the use of Civil Online Procedure claim forms. The change means that from 1 December 2020, if agents or party litigants wish to submit a simple procedure claim this will have to be done through Civil Online.

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New rules have been approved by the Court of Session enabling two or more people with the same, similar, or related claims to raise court proceedings in a single action for the first time. This new approach will be particularly useful in cases where lower value claims are considered too costly for i

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New rules have been developed by the Personal Injuries Committee of the Scottish Civil Justice Council for cases proceeding under Chapter 42A of the Rules of the Court of Session.

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The Scottish Civil Justice Council has published its sixth annual report, which outlines its achievements, accounts and a summary of the rules prepared during the year. Writing his foreword as council chair, the Lord President, Lord Carloway, charted the council’s continued work on civil court

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Two new judicial members, Lady Carmichael and Sheriff George Way, have been appointed to the Scottish Civil Justice Council. Their appointments follow a membership review, which was carried out after the tenure period for judicial members expired in May 2019.

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