Civil members – New SSI Link Below & note –

New rules for civil members

This instrument also amends the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993 to insert two new rules. First, a new rule which permits the sheriff to convene a proof management hearing with a view to dealing with any proof which has been disrupted so as to enable it to re-start. Second, a rule which permits the sheriff, on the sheriff’s own motion, to vary the timetable of a personal injury action under Chapter 36 where satisfied that doing so would serve the efficient determination of the action and, in consequence, discharge any diet previously set under the rule mentioned or sist the action.