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Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

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Issuing directions

74Practice directions

(1)The President of Tribunals may issue directions as to the practice and procedure to be followed in proceedings at—

(a)the First-tier Tribunal,

(b)the Upper Tribunal.

(2)A Chamber President in the First-tier Tribunal may issue directions as to the practice and procedure to be followed in proceedings in the chamber over which the Chamber President presides.

(3)A Vice-President of the Upper Tribunal may issue directions as to the practice and procedure to be followed in proceedings in the division over which the Vice-President presides.

(4)Directions under subsection (2) or (3) may not be issued without the approval of the President of Tribunals.

75Publication and effect

(1)The President of Tribunals must arrange for directions under section 74(1), (2) or (3) to be published in such manner as the President of Tribunals considers appropriate.

(2)Directions under section 74(1), (2) or (3) may—

(a)vary or revoke earlier such directions,

(b)make different provision for different purposes (in the same respects as Tribunal Rules).

(3)If (and to the extent that) any conflict arises between—

(a)directions issued under section 74(1), and

(b)directions issued under section 74(2) or (3),

those issued under section 74(1) are to prevail.

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