Starting an appeal in the Sheriff Appeal Court
Produced in partnership with Anderson Strathern
Starting an appeal 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:

  • Starting an appeal in the Sheriff Appeal Court
  • Initiating an appeal in the Sheriff Appeal Court—Note of Appeal (Form 6.2)
  • Sheriff’s note
  • Time-limits for lodging an appeal in the Sheriff Appeal Court
  • Extending time to appeal
  • Initial case management of an appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court
  • Order for intimation of the appeal and answers
  • Provisional procedural order
  • Finalising the procedural order
  • Timetable for an appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court
  • More...

This Practice Note considers the position on how to initiate a civil appeal in the Sheriff Appeal Court in Scotland. For guidance on:

  1. other aspects of appeals to and in the 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. 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 considers the case management of an appeal proceeding in the Sheriff Appeal Court which raises devolution, human rights

  2. appeals to and in the Court of Session, Inner House, see Practice Notes: Appeals to the Inner House of the Court of Session, Reclaiming motions in the Inner House and Reclaiming motions in the Inner House—procedure

  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 and progressing an appeal in the UKSC

  4. 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

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