A new practice note covering affidavits in family actions has been issued by Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen for the Sheriffdom of Lothian & Borders.

The practice note, which comes into force on 15 October 2018, closely follows the extended guidance for the Court of Session issued earlier this month (click here for report), but the part on defended family actions applies also to applications for permanence orders and adoptions.

It replaces guidance dating from 1990 and 2003.

Click here to view the practice note.