summary cause

summary cause

a form of small value action in Scotland. It replaced the small debt action and predates the small claim with which it overlaps. It was intended to be useful for laymen but is more like a stripped-down ordinary action convenient for debt collection. The rules have been interpreted rather strictly even in relation to points of pleadings, and it might be asked whether there is any real need for this intermediate tier of procedure.
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A working example of the use of ADR is in the Simple Procedure which came into force in November 2016 replacing Small Claims and Summary Cause actions.
Registry Trust said the trends for small claims and summary causes and ordinary cause decrees were "broadly consistent" year on year.
Carcinogenicity Category 2 Hazard summary Causes serious eye damage.