The following Dispute Resolution practice note Produced in partnership with Julie Hamilton of MacRoberts LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note considers enforcement in Scotland. For guidance on:
other aspects of Scottish civil litigation, see: Preliminary and ongoing considerations in Scottish civil litigation—overview and Starting and progressing a civil claim in Scottish civil litigation—overview which, in turn, link through to detailed guidance on specific aspects of dispute resolution in Scotland
other key areas of Scottish law and procedure, see our Scotland toolkit
the position in England and Wales, see: Introduction to enforcement—overview which, as well as giving an overview of this topic, links through to more detailed guidance on various aspects of domestic enforcement in England and Wales
cross-border enforcement, see: Cross border enforcement—overview which, as well as giving an overview of this topic, links through to more detailed guidance on various aspects of cross-border enforcement
CJJA 1982—Civil Jurisdiction and Judgements Act 1982
CR(S)A 2014—Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014
Commercial disputes with a value of over £100,000 can be heard in the Court of Session.
The Court of Session is made up of the Outer House and the Inner House. The Outer House hears cases at first instance and the Inner House hears appeals.
Outer House cases are normally heard by one judge sitting alone. A panel of three judges usually hears Inner House appeals.
Certain specialist matters are assigned to particular judges in the Outer House, namely intellectual property disputes (Court of
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