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Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007

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61Administration of JP courts

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(1)A sheriff principal has responsibility for the efficient administration of any JP court located in that sheriff principal’s sheriffdom.

(2)A sheriff principal may, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient administration of any JP court in that sheriff principal’s sheriffdom, give directions of an administrative character to any persons (except the Scottish Ministers) involved in the administration of the JP court.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient administration of the JP courts, give directions of an administrative character to any persons involved in the administration of any or all of the JP courts.

(4)Before giving directions under subsection (3) to a sheriff principal, the Scottish Ministers must consult that sheriff principal.

(5)A person to whom directions are given under this section must comply with the directions.

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