The Scottish Court Service publish a number of leaflets and other documents relating to their work. As part of an on-going programme many of these publications are being updated and redesigned. Currently all publications are free, unless otherwise specified, and can be obtained by writing to the Scottish Court Service Headquarters.
TEL 0131 444 3300
FAX 0131 443 2610
Electronic copies of the documents are provided where possible, and can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate links below.
Link to “Keeping your home” website
|Do it yourself Divorce and Dissolution of Civil Partnership Guidance||Forms to be used for applications and a guide on how to go about getting a divorce/dissolution of a civil partnership under the simplified procedure|
|European Order for Payment||Forms for use in applications under EC Regulation 1896/2006 and Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court European Order for Payment Procedure Rules) 2008|
|European Small Claims Procedure||Forms for use in applications under Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court European Small Claims Procedure Rules) 2008|
|The European Union has a system of laws in place designed to help individuals and businesses with cross-border litigation. This Citizens' Guide aims to explain some of those laws and the principles behind them, so you can choose whether you want to use them, and if so, where you can obtain application forms and more detailed information. It only covers civil and commercial cases, not criminal law, family law, bankruptcy or questions of inheritance.|
|Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 1990||Petition for parental order following surrogacy, and related forms (for use in applications made before 6 April 2010)|
|Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 2008||Petition for parental order following assisted reproduction, and related forms for use in applications made on or after 6 April 2010|
|Fee Exemption||Application for exemption from payment of court fee|
|Fee Exemption - Abbreviated version||To be used in the case here an application for exemption from payment of court fee has previously been lodged in these proceedings and there has been no change in circumstances as detailed in that application.|
|Small claims in the Sheriff Court|
Civil actions of value up to £750 raised prior to 14 January 2008, and
Civil actions of value up to £3000 raised on or after 14 January 2008
|Summary cause procedures||Civil actions of value between £750 - £1,500 raised prior to 14 January 2008, and|
Civil actions of value between £3000 - £5000 raised on or after 14 January 2008
|Forms for use in applications to the court relating to articles subject to Attachment and Auction.|
Bankruptcy rules forms - Word
|Forms for use in applications to the court under the Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Bankruptcy Rules) 2008.
Please note that from 1st April 2008 debtors applications for sequestration can be obtained from and should be sent to the Accountant in Bankruptcy, their contact details are:
1 Pennyburn Road
Tel: 0300 200 2600
|Notes for the guidance of curators||Notes for the guidance of curators, including an example of a completed Account of Charge and Discharge, as well as a blank Account to download and use.|
|Information for families of persons subject to curatory||Booklet to view or download|
|European Enforcement Orders||Links to Regulation, Acts of Sederunt and Forms|
|Commissary/Confirmation||Guidance and forms to be used in applying for confirmation to a deceased person’s estate
This is a guide to assist people who are about to apply to be appointed executor where the value of the estate is under £36,000
The checklist may help you to remember what to bring to court
The sheriff clerk will complete the application for you, but should you wish to do this yourself, you will find the forms on the HM Revenue & Customs website
The SCS is prohibited from assisting applicants for confirmation to large estates, i.e. exceeding £36,000. However, you will find the forms and guidance on the HM Revenue & Customs website
Form for use in application for confirmation:
Ad non executa: where the original executor has died or has become incapacitated without fully administering the estate of the deceased.
Ad omissa: where additional estate is discovered or where estate has been wrongly valued in the original confirmation and the principal executors appointed will not, or cannot act.
|Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006||Forms for use in obtaining evidence in complaint under the regulations|
|Borrowing Slips||Borrowing Slips for agents|