Simple Procedure in the Sheriff Court – Rules and Practice
The Simple Procedure Rules for the Sheriff Court have been in force since 28th November 2016.
These represent the latest of the changes stemming from the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, described as the single most important piece of legislation in the field of Scottish civil justice for over a century.
This comprehensive essential update will look at the Rules and consider their effect in practice. Delegates attending this course will:
look at the background to the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014
examine the Simple Procedure Rules 2016 in detail and their current scope
consider the timetable and procedural steps of a disputed claim under Simple Procedure
understand the practical aspects of litigating under Simple Procedure including some of the relevant court forms
explore the differences between Simple Procedure and previous small claim/summary cause procedure