Covid-19: Form of application to restart action in Sheriff Court
30 June 2020
The Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service has issued guidance in relation to the restarting of certain categories of civil business in the sheriff courts, where it can be carried out remotely and where earlier resolution would be beneficial.
Where the action is one that can be progressed remotely, a ‘Form of application to restart action’ may require to be framed and made to the courts.
We have had a number of enquiries from solicitors as to how this work should be charged.
If you have any queries on the update, please contact:
Steven Carrie, Senior Technical Specialist – firstname.lastname@example.org
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