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Changes to appeals procedure in civil legal cases

17 Dec 2015

From 1 January 2016 changes to civil court procedures are coming into force.

The most important of these is that if you want to appeal against a decision made in the sheriff court in a civil legal case you will have to make your appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court. The local sheriff court will help you to check what to do and which form you have to fill in.

If you have submitted an appeal before 1 January 2016 against a decision made in a civil legal case it will be dealt with under the old rules. These are that the appeal will be heard by the Sheriff Principal. The local sheriff court will help you to check what to do next.

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