A practice note coming into force next month in the Sheriffdom of Lothian & Borders sets out the detail required in applications and appeals under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen QC has issued the practice note, which applies to applications for guardianship and intervention orders, minutes for renewal or variation, or appeals under the Act lodged on or after 25 April 2016.

It sets out what should be contained in the crave, and matters on which averments should be made and the level of detail required. For appeals, it regulates the craves, service, and averments relevant to the adult in question.

The practice note is available on the Scottish Courts & Tribunals website.