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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

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59Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court

(1)The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service must appoint a person holding office as a sheriff clerk also to hold the office of Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court.

(2)A person’s appointment as Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court does not affect the person’s appointment as a sheriff clerk.

(3)A person holding office as Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court ceases to hold that office if the person ceases to hold office as a sheriff clerk.

(4)Otherwise, a person’s appointment as Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal court—

(a)lasts for such period, and

(b)is on such other terms and conditions,

as the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service may determine.

(5)In this section, “sheriff clerk” does not include sheriff clerk depute.

60Deputy Clerks of the Sheriff Appeal Court

(1)The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service may appoint individuals to be Deputy Clerks of the Sheriff Appeal Court.

(2)The number of Deputy Clerks is for the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service to determine.

(3)An individual’s appointment as Deputy Clerk—

(a)lasts for such period, and

(b)is on such other terms and conditions,

as the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service may determine.

(4)An individual may hold office as a Deputy Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court at the same time as holding office as clerk, or deputy or assistant clerk, of another court.

61Clerk and Deputy Clerks: further provision

(1)The Clerk and Deputy Clerks of the Sheriff Appeal Court are also members of staff of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.

(2)Accordingly, a reference in any enactment to the staff of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service includes, except where the context requires otherwise, a reference to the Clerk and Deputy Clerks of the Sheriff Appeal Court.

(3)The Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court may, with the consent of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, delegate the carrying out of any of the Clerk’s functions to—

(a)a Deputy Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court, or

(b)any other member of staff of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.

(4)Subsection (5) applies in relation to any period during which—

(a)the office of Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court is vacant, or

(b)the holder of that office is for any reason unable to carry out the functions of the office.

(5)The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service may make arrangements for the functions of the Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court to be carried out during the period referred to in subsection (4) by—

(a)a Deputy Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court, or

(b)any other member of staff of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.

(6)The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service may give such instructions to the Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court, or a person carrying out the Clerk’s functions under subsection (5), as it considers necessary for the purposes of this Act; and the Clerk or, as the case may be, such person must comply with any such instructions.

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