Scottish Simple Procedure

28 Nov 2016

Simple Procedure in Scotland is replacing small claim and summary case procedure for non-personal injury actions of less than £5,000 raised on or after today (Monday 28 November).


The new Simple Procedure is also expected to be extended to personal injury claims of less that £5,000 during the second half of 2017. It is intended to be proactive for the court and front-loaded with the respondent, stating at the earliest stage whether liability is admitted or disputed.


Our team in Scotland has produced a guide to the new Simple Procedure to assist you with a summary of the changes. Please contact Natalie King if you would like a copy of the guide.



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