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Small Claim Rules

As from 28 NOVEMBER 2016, if you are raising a claim which seeks payment for £5000 or less, delivery or recovery of possession of moveable property or an order for someone to do something specific where there is an alternative claim for £5000 or less, you should use the SIMPLE PROCEDURE.

Act of Sederunt (Small Claim Rules) 2002 No. 133

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Chapter 1 - Citation, interpretation and application
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Chapter 2 - Representation
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Chapter 2A - Lay representation
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Chapter 3 - Relief from failure to comply with rules
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Chapter 4 - Commencement of claim
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Chapter 5 - Register of Small Claims
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Chapter 6 - Service and return of the summons (1)
Actions lodged before 4 April 2011
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Chapter 6 - Service and return of the summons (2)
Actions lodged on or after 4 April 2011
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Chapter 7 - Arrestment (1)
For arrestments on the dependence made prior to 1 April 2008
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Chapter 7 - Interim diligence (2)
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Chapter 8 - Undefended claim
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Chapter 9 - Defended claim
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Chapter 10 - Incidental applications and sists
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Chapter 11 - Counterclaim
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Chapter 12 - Alteration of summons etc.
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Chapter 13 - Additional defender
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Chapter 13A - Internventions 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 for sist of party and transference
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Chapter 15 - Transfer and remit of claims
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Chapter 16 - Productions and documents
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Chapter 17 - Recovery of documents and attendance of witnesses
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Chapter 17A - Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004
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Chapter 18 - European Court
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Chapter 19 - Abandonment
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Chapter 20 - Decrees by default
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Chapter 21 - Decrees, extracts, execution and variation
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Chapter 22 - Recall of decree (1)
Actions raised prior to 4 April 2011 but not determined prior to 4 April 2011
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Chapter 22 - Recall of decree (2)
Actions raised on or after 4 April 2011; and actions raised and determined prior to 4 April
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Chapter 23- Appeals
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Chapter 24 - Management of damages payable to persons under legal disability
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Chapter 25 - Electronic transmission of documents
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Chapter 26 - Equality enactments (1)
Actions lodged before 1 October 2010
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Chapter 26 - The Equality Act 2010 (2)
Actions lodged on or after 1 October 2010
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Chapter 27 - Live Links
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Appendix 2 - Glossary
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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.

Lay Representation in civil cases