initial writ

initial writ

the main written pleading that starts all but minor matters in the Scottish Sheriff Court.
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For debts of pounds 751 to pounds 1500 you'll be sent a summary cause summons and if you owe more than pounds 1500 you'll receive an initial writ.
The initial writ against McConnell was lodged at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
Mr Watson, of Shield Street, Newcastle, admits he received the initial writ of divorce.
A civil case has already begun with an initial writ lodged at Perth Sheriff Court and Sheriff John Wheatley has ordered the cat should stay put meantime.