Pursuers’ offers in Scottish civil litigation
Produced in partnership with Sarah Phillips of Anderson Strathern LLP
Pursuers’ offers in Scottish civil litigation

The following Dispute Resolution practice note Produced in partnership with Sarah Phillips of Anderson Strathern LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Pursuers’ offers in Scottish civil litigation
  • Reintroduction of pursuers’ offers In Scotland
  • What is a pursuer’s offer?
  • Background to pursuers’ offers
  • How to make a pursuer’s offer
  • Court of Session
  • Sheriff Court (Ordinary action)
  • Making and accepting a pursuer’s offer
  • Making pursuers’ offers
  • Responding to a pursuer’s offer
  • More...

This Practice Note covers pursuers’ offers in Scottish civil litigation. For guidance on:

  1. judicial tenders, see Practice Notes: Tenders in Scottish civil litigation—nature, purpose and expenses implications, Making and responding to judicial tenders in Scottish civil litigation and Tenders in multi-party Scottish civil litigation

  2. ADR, see Practice Note: Alternative dispute resolution in Scotland

  3. 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

  4. other key areas of Scottish law and procedure, see our Scotland toolkit, and

  5. the closest equivalent provisions applicable in England and Wales, see: Part 36 offers—overview which, in turn, links through to detailed guidance on various aspects, including Precedents, on Part 36

Key:

  1. Court of Session Rules—Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session) 1994 (RCS)

  2. Sheriff Court Ordinary Cause Rules—Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Ordinary Cause Rules) 1993 (OCR)

The rules highlighted throughout this Practice Note are those which are of particular significance. However, readers ought to have regard to the rules as a whole, including those contained within the Act of Sederunt.

Reintroduction of pursuers’ offers In Scotland

On 3 April 2017, new rules came into force introducing a formal system of pursuers’ offers in both the Court of Session

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