Listed below are the Rules of Court which have been made during the last two years. The Acts of Sederunt and Acts of Adjournal are published on Legislation.gov.uk website and the title of the instrument is linked to the full text of the document, on that site. Rules of Court made more than two years ago are available on the Legislation.gov.uk web site under Scotland Legislation. Links are also provided to other Scottish Statutory Instruments which relate to court procedures.
Act of Sederunt
An Act of Sederunt is the legal name given to the procedural rules regulating various civil legal procedures in Scotland, for example, "Act of Sederunt (Small Claims Rules) 2002", which is commonly known as the "Small Claims Rules". An Act of Sederunt may also contain the styles of forms to be used.
Act of Adjournal
An Act of Adjournal is the legal name given to the rules regulating criminal procedure in Scotland. An Act of Adjournal may also include the styles of forms to be used in criminal procedure.
Whilst the Scottish Court Service seeks to ensure that the information provided is up to date and accurate, users should be aware that the Statutory Instruments and Acts of Adjournal produced below do not constitute a comprehensive list and the Scottish Court Service cannot accept any liability for actions arising from their use or any reference thereto.
Civil - new rules
Criminal - new rules
Civil - rules notes