PROCEEDINGS IN COURT
Jurisdiction of the court
1. –(1) No court other than the High Court or, in the case of a building society whose principal office is in Scotland the Court of Session, shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine disputes to which the paragraph applies; and, in this Part of the Schedule, "the court" means the High Court or, as the case may be, the Court of Session.
(2) This paragraph applies to any dispute—
in respect of any rights or obligations arising from the rules of the society or any provision of this Act or any statutory instrument under it.
(3) Except in the cases referred to in sub-paragraph (5) below, no disputes to which this paragraph applies may be referred to arbitration.
(4) The court shall not hear and determine any dispute arising out of section 55(8) (a) or paragraph 28(4) (a) of Schedule 2 to this Act.
(5) The court shall not hear and determine any dispute which is required to be referred to arbitration under paragraph 4 below or which is referred to the Commission under paragraph 6 or to an adjudicator under paragraph 7 below except as provided in paragraph 2 below.
2. The court may hear and determine a dispute falling within paragraph 1(5) above in any case where, on the application of any person concerned, it appears to the court—
Right of central office to be heard
3. –(1) Any person who institutes proceedings in the court in relation to a dispute to which paragraph I above applies shall give notice of the fact and of the matter in dispute to the central office.
(2) The court shall not proceed to hear a dispute to which paragraph 1 applies until the court is satisfied that the notice required by sub-paragraph (1) above has been given.
(3) The central office shall be entitled, with the leave of the court, to attend and to be heard at any hearing of a dispute to which paragraph 1 applies.