Special incidental procedures in the Sheriff Appeal Court
Produced in partnership with Anderson Strathern
Special incidental procedures in 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:

  • Special incidental procedures in the Sheriff Appeal Court
  • Devolution issues
  • Preliminary References to the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Interventions for human rights issues
  • Taking proof or additional proof
  • Remit to the Court of Session

Brexit: The UK’s departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering making a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). For guidance, see News Analysis: Brexit next steps: The Court of Justice of the European Union and the UK.

This Practice Note offers guidance on various special procedures in civil appeals in the Scottish Sheriff Appeal Court, including: devolution issues; preliminary references to the CJEU; interventions for human rights issues; taking of proof or further proof; and remission to the Court of Session in Scotland. For guidance on:

  1. other aspects of civil appeals to and in the Scottish Sheriff Appeal Court, see Practice Notes:

    1. Introduction to the Sheriff Appeal Court—which considers the jurisdiction of the Sheriff Appeal Court, the types of cases it can hear and whether permission to appeal is required

    2. 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, and

    3. Standard procedure in the Sheriff Appeal Court—which offers guidance on the case management of a standard appeal in the Sheriff Appeal Court following appointment of the appeal to a specific procedure

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

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