Introduction to the Sheriff Appeal Court
Produced in partnership with Anderson Strathern
Introduction to the Sheriff Appeal Court

The following Dispute Resolution practice note produced in partnership with Anderson Strathern provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Introduction to the Sheriff Appeal Court
  • Establishment of the Sheriff Appeal Court
  • Judiciary and administration of the Sheriff Appeal Court
  • Sittings of the Sheriff Appeal Court
  • Status of Sheriff Appeal Court decisions
  • Jurisdiction of Sheriff Appeal Court
  • Appeals under CR(S)A 2014—permission to appeal
  • ‘Final judgment’ in the context of permission to appeal to the SAC
  • Appeals under enactments other than CR(S)A 2014
  • Provisions governing appeals to the Sheriff Appeal Court
  • More...

This Practice Note provides an introduction to the Sheriff Appeal Court in Scotland, focusing on, among other things, the jurisdiction of the Sheriff Appeal Court, the types of cases it can hear and whether permission to appeal is required. For guidance on:

  1. starting and progressing an appeal in the Sheriff Appeal Court, see Practice Notes:

    1. Starting an appeal in the Sheriff Appeal Court—which offers guidance on how to initiate an appeal in the Sheriff Appeal Court including how to lodge an appeal, the documents required, the time limits to be observed and the initial case management of an appeal in that court

    2. Standard procedure in the Sheriff Appeal Court—which considers the case management of a standard appeal in the Sheriff Appeal Court following appointment of the appeal to a specific procedure, and

    3. Special incidental procedures in the Sheriff Appeal Court—which offers guidance on various special procedures in civil appeals in the Scottish Sheriff Appeal Court, including devolution issues, preliminary references to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), interventions for human rights issues, taking of proof or further proof and remission to the Court of Session in Scotland

  2. appeals to and in the Court of Session, Inner House

  3. appeals to and in the UK Supreme Court, see Appeals to the Supreme Court—overview which, in turn, links through to detailed guidance on starting

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