Scotland

Is the English & Welsh court procedure for delivering new court claims likely to follow the Scottish “Simple Procedure”?

Is the English & Welsh court procedure for delivering new court claims likely to follow the Scottish “Simple Procedure”?

Stakeholders in the unsecured lending sector may find the parliamentary debate instigated by Chris Evans MP, which took place before Christmas of some interest.  The debate deals with perceived issues surrounding the methods of service of civil legal proceedings on individuals currently used in the England & Wales jurisdiction.

Scottish Court Reform: The new Simple Procedure Rules

Scottish Court Reform: The new Simple Procedure Rules

On 28 November 2016 a new Simple Procedure will be introduced in Scotland as part of the ongoing civil courts reform.  The rules will apply to many low value claims up to £5,000 and will replace the existing Small Claims and Summary Cause processes in that respect.

North of the border

North of the border

As the Scottish legal landscape continues to evolve, Denise Loney, Head of Litigation Services, Optima Legal Scotland, summarises the impact of recent changes on secured lenders in Scotland. 

Scottish Court Reform

The Courts Reform (Scotland Act 2014)

The Courts Reform (Scotland Act 2014)

The Courts Reform (Scotland Act 2014) ("the Act") was passed in the Scottish Parliament on 8 October 2014 and received Royal Assent this week. The Act makes some of the most significant changes to the Scottish civil justice system in over 40 years. The effects will be felt over the coming few years as these changes come into effect. We have no clear timetable as yet but the Scottish Government hope to start introducing changes during 2015.

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