Section 112 – Conduct of proceedings by reporters
250.Section 112 gives the Scottish Ministers the power to make regulations empowering a children’s reporter, whether or not the reporter is an advocate or solicitor, to conduct proceedings before a sheriff in respect of applications for the making, variation or revocation of a parenting order. The reporter can also be empowered to conduct proceedings before a sheriff principal in respect of an appeal. These regulations are subject to negative resolution procedure.
251.Subsection (2) describes the type of requirements Ministers may prescribe in regulations for the reporter to be empowered under section 112.