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

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...

Introduction to the Sheriff Appeal Court

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the Scottish civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For a general overview of how the Scottish courts are responding to and operating during the coronavirus pandemic, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution in Scotland. Further information can also be found on our Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Scotland tracker, which contains an archive of news analysis on the impact of coronavirus on the Scottish legal profession divided into practice areas.

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

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