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Ordinary Cause Rules

ACT OF SEDERUNT (SHERIFF COURT ORDINARY CAUSE RULES) 1993 No.1956 (S.223)

Schedule 1

Arrangement of Ordinary Cause Rules

Initiation and progress of causes

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Chapter 1 - Citation, Interpretation, Representation and Forms
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Chapter 1A - Lay representation
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Chapter 2 - Relief from compliance with rules
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Chapter 3 - Commencement of causes (1)
(for arrestments on the dependence made prior to 1 April 2008)
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Chapter 3 - Commencement of causes (2)
(Actions lodged before 30 September 2010)
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Chapter 3 - Commencement of causes (3)
(Actions lodged on or after 30 September 2010 and before 22 September 2015)
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Chapter 3 - Commencement of causes (4)
(Actions lodged on or after 22 September 2015)
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Chapter 03A - Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol
This chapter does not apply to an action where the accident, or other circumstance giving rise to the liability to which the action relates, occurred before 28th November 2016.
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Chapter 5 - Citation, service and intimation (1)
(Actions lodged before 30 September 2010)
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Chapter 5 - Citation, service and intimation (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 30 September 2010 and before 4 April 2011)
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Chapter 5 - Citation, service and intimation (3)
(Actions lodged on or after 4 April 2011)
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Chapter 6 - Arrestment (1)
(for arrestments on the dependence made prior to 1 April 2008)
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Chapter 6 - Interim Diligence (2)
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Chapter 7 - Undefended Causes
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Chapter 8 - Reponing
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Chapter 9 - Standard Procedure in Defended Causes (1)
(Actions lodged before 3 June 2013)
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Chapter 9 - Standard Procedure in Defended Causes (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 3 June 2013)
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Chapter 9A - Documents and Witnesses
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Chapter 10 - Additional Procedure (1)
(Actions lodged before 3 June 2013)
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Chapter 10 - Additional Procedure (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 3 June 2013)
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Chapter 11 - The Process
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Chapter 12 - Interlocutors (1)
(Actions lodged before 1 August 2012)
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Chapter 12 - Interlocutors (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 1 August 2012)
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Chapter 13 - Party MInuter Procedure
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Chapter 13A - Interventions by the Commission for Equality and Human Rights
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Chapter 13B - Interventions by the Scottish Commission for Human Rights
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Chapter 14 - Applications by Minute (1)
(Actions lodged before 3 June 2013)
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Chapter 14 - Applications by Minute (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 3 June 2013)
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Chapter 15 - Motions
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Chapter 15A - Motions intimated and lodged by email
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Chapter 16 - Decrees by Default
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Chapter 17 - Summary decrees (1)
(Actions lodged before 1 August 2012)
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Chapter 17 - Summary decrees (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 1 August 2012)
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Chapter 18 - Amendment of pleadings
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Chapter 19 - Counterclaims
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Chapter 20 - Third party procedure
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Chapter 21 - Documents founded on or adopted in pleadings
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Chapter 22 - Preliminary Pleas
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Chapter 23 - Abandonment
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Chapter 24 - Withdrawal of solicitors
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Chapter 25 - Minutes of sist and transference
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Chapter 26 - Transfer and Remit of causes (1)
(Actions lodged before 22 September 2015)
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Chapter 26 - Transfer and Remit of causes (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 22 September 2015)
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Chapter 27 - Caution and Security
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Chapter 28 - Recovery of evidence (1)
(Actions lodged before 4 April 2011)
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Chapter 28 - Recovery of evidence (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 4 April 2011)
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Chapter 28A - Pre-Proof Hearing (1)
(Actions lodged before 3 June 2013)
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Chapter 28A - Pre-Proof Hearing (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 3 June 2013)
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Chapter 29 - Proof
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Chapter 30 - Decrees, Extracts and Execution
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Special provisions in relation to particular causes

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Chapter 33 - Family actions (1)
(Actions lodged before 1 January 2011)
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Chapter 33 - Family actions (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 1 January 2011 and before 4 April 2011)
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Chapter 33 - Family actions (3)
(Actions lodged on or after 4 April 2011 and before 28 November 2011)
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Chapter 33 - Family actions (4)
(Actions lodged on or after 28 November 2011 and before 1 August 2012)
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Chapter 33 - Family actions (5)
(Actions lodged on or after 1 August 2012 and before 24 June 2013)
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Chapter 33 - Family actions (6)
(Actions lodged on or after 24 June 2013)
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Chapter 33a - Civil Partnership actions (1)
(Actions lodged before 1 January 2011)
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Chapter 33a - Civil Partnership actions (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 1 January 2011 and before 6 April 2011)
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Chapter 33a - Civil Partnership actions (3)
(Actions lodged on or after 6 April 2011 and before 28 November 2011)
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Chapter 33a - Civil Partnership actions (4)
(Actions lodged on or after 28 November 2011 and before 1 August 2012)
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Chapter 33a - Civil Partnership Actions (5)
(Actions lodged on or after 1 August 2012 and before 24 June 2013)
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Chapter 33a - Civil Partnership actions (6)
(Actions lodged on or after 24 June 2013)
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Chapter 33AA - Expeditious resolution of certain causes
(Actions lodged on or after 3 June 2013)
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Chapter 33B - Financial provision for former cohabitants
(Actions lodged before 1 August 2012)
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Chapter 33C - Referrals to Principal Reporter
(Actions lodged on or after 24 June 2013)
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Chapter 34 - Actions relating to heritable property (1)
(Actions relating for causes commenced prior to 1 April 2008)
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Chapter 34 - Actions relating to heritable property (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 1 April 2008 and before 30 September 2010)
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Chapter 34 - Actions relating to heritable property (3)
(Actions lodged on or after 30 September 2010)
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Chapter 35 - Actions of multiplepoinding
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Chapter 36 - Actions of damages (1)
( Including personal injury actions lodged on or after 02 November 2009 and before 29 July 2010)
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Chapter 36 - Actions of damages (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 29 July 2010 and before 28 November 2011)
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Chapter 36 - Actions of damages (3)
(Actions lodged on or after 28 November 2011 and before 22 September 2015)
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Chapter 36 - Actions of damages (4)
(Actions lodged on or after 22 September 2015)
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Chapter 36A - Case management of certain personal injury actions
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Chapter 36B - Jury trials
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Chapter 37 - Causes under the Presumption of Death (Scotland) act 1977
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Chapter 38 - European Court
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Chapter 39 - Provisions in relation to curators ad litem
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Chapter 40 - Commercial actions (1)
(Actions lodged before 1 August 2012)
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Chapter 40 - Commercial actions (2)
(Actions lodged on or after 1 August 2012)
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Chapter 41 - Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Act 2001
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Chapter 41A - Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2011
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Chapter 42 - Competition appeal tribunal
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Chapter 43 - Causes relating to Articles 101 and 102 of the treaty on the functioning of the European union
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Chapter 44 - Equality Enactments (1)
(actions lodged before 1 October 2010)
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Chapter 44 - The Equality Act 2010 (2)
(actions lodged on or after 1 October 2010)
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Chapter 45- Vulnerable Witness (Scotland) Act 2004
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Chapter 46 - Companies Act 2006
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Chapter 47 - Actions of division and sale and orders for division and/or sale of property
(for actions lodged on or after 28 November 2011)
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Chapter 48 - Reporting restrictions
From 1st April 2015
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Chapter 49 - Admiralty actions
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Chapter 50 - Lodging audio or audio-visual recordings of children
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Chapter 51 - Land Registration etc.
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Chapter 52 - Mutual Recognition of Protection Measures in civil matters
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Chapter 53 - Proving the Tenor
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Chapter 54 - Reduction
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Appendix 1

Forms

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See also Act of Sederunt (Lay Representation for Non-Natural Persons) 2016 No. 243 which comes into force on 28 November 2016.

Procedural rules for applications to the court for permission for a lay representative to conduct proceedings on behalf of a non-natural person

A "non-natural person" means:

  • a company (whether incorporated in the United Kingdom or elsewhere);
  • a limited liability partnership;
  • any other partnership; or
  • an unincorporated association of persons.