New court among changes in Lothian & Borders practice note

The Sheriff Principal of Lothian & Borders has issued a Practice Note (No 2 of 2014) in relation to applications under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. It applies to all applications lodged on or after 2 February 2015. Copies are available on the Scottish Courts website at

An electronic version may also be obtained by email application to the AWI mailbox at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at

The sheriff principal has also directed that, from the week commencing 2 February 2015, there will be a guardianship court to deal with all applications under the 2000 Act at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. This court will sit on Thursday each week, the first such court being on 5 February 2015. She has nominated Sheriff F L Reith QC, Sheriff D S Corke and Sheriff P J Braid to deal with all such applications as from 2 February 2015 and, if they are not available, any other sheriff at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

The AWI clerk can be contacted by email at

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