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Simple Procedure Rules

Act of Sederunt (Simple Procedure) 2016 No. 2016/200

Comes into force on 28 November 2016​

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Act of Sederunt (Simple Procedure) 2016
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​SCHEDULE 1

Simple Procedure Rules

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Part 1: An overview of simple procedure
The simple procedure is a court process designed to provide a speedy, inexpensive and informal court way to resolve disputes.
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Part 2: Representation and support
This Part is about who may represent a party, and what that representative may and may not do. This Part is also about who may provide support to a party in the courtroom, and what that courtroom supporter may and may not do.
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Part 3: How to make a claim
This Part is about how the claimant makes a claim and what the court will do with that claim.
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Part 4: How to respond to a claim
This Part is about how the respondent responds to a claim and what the court will do with that response.
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Part 5: How to ask for time to pay
This Part is about how the respondent may ask for time to pay if a claim for payment of a sum of money is admitted, and how the claimant can consent or object to that.
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Part 6: Sending and formal service
This Part is about what has to be done when these Rules require something to be sent to someone. This Part is also about what has to be done when these Rules require a document to be formally served on someone.
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Part 7: What happens to a case
This Part is about what happens after a Response Form has been received and what happens if no Response Form is received.
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Part 8: Orders
This Part is about the orders which the sheriff can give to manage or decide a case.
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Part 9: Applications
This Part is about applications which parties may make to the court to ask for things to be done in a case.
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Part 10: Documents and other evidence
This Part is about how parties should lodge documents and other evidence with the court before a hearing. This Part is also about how parties can apply for orders to recover documents from other people.
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Part 11: Witnesses
This Part is about the citation of witnesses and their attendance at hearings. This Part is also about measures that the court can take to assist vulnerable witnesses in giving evidence.
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Part 12: The hearing
This Part is about the hearing at which the dispute between the parties should be resolved.
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Part 13: The decision
This Part is about the decisions which the sheriff can make to resolve a dispute. This Part is also about the circumstances in which a party can apply to have a decision recalled.
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Part 14: Expenses
This Part is about the expenses of a claim which the sheriff can order a party to pay for.
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Part 15: How to enforce a decision
This Part is about the steps which a successful party must take to enforce a decision
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Part 16: How to appeal a decision
This Part is about how a party can appeal a decision and how the sheriff and Sheriff Appeal Court will deal with an appeal.
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Part 17: Miscellaneous matters
This Part is about some miscellaneous matters which can arise during a case.
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Part 18: Formal service in Scotland
This Part is about how to formally serve a document on someone living in Scotland.
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Part 19: Formal service outside Scotland
19.1 This Part is about how to formally serve a document on someone outside Scotland.
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Part 20: Provisional orders
This Part is about provisional orders which protect or secure the claimant’s position before the sheriff makes a final decision in a case.
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Part 21: Glossary
This Part contains a guide for litigants, lay representatives and courtroom supporters to the meaning of certain legal words and expressions used in these rules.
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Schedule 2

Forms

Schedule 3

Standard Orders

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