§ The Solicitor-General for Scotland
A consultation paper was issued on 9 March on behalf of my noble and learned Friend the Lord Advocate and on behalf of the Sheriff Court Rules Council. The paper invites views on the Lord Advocate's proposals for the definition of a small claim and on expenses awardable in a small claim. Views are also invited on whether the existing summary cause limit of £1,000 should now be increased. The paper contains the Sheriff Court Rules Council's draft procedural rules, together with a commentary on them, and invites views for consideration by that council.