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Civil procedure – Leave to appeal against judgment of Sheriff Appeal Court (SAC) –Unrepresented litigant – Failure to comply with procedural requirements. Court of Session: Refusing an application by an unrepresented litigant, seeking leave from the Court of Session to appeal against the Sheriff Appeal Court ('SAC')'s decision to refuse his appeal on basis of his default in respect of failure to comply with procedural requirements, the court concluded that the case did not satisfy the test that there was some compelling reason for the Court of Session to hear the appeal: the Supreme Court had recently clarified how the rules of court ought to be treated as applying to an unrepresented individual and the court therefore did not accept that there was a wider public interest arising from the case requiring the Court of Session to hear the appeal.

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