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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

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62Records of the Sheriff Appeal Court

(1)A record of the Sheriff Appeal Court is authenticated by being signed by—

(a)an Appeal Sheriff, or

(b)the Clerk of the Court.

(2)A record authenticated in accordance with subsection (1), or a certified copy of such a record or of an extract of such a record, is sufficient evidence of the facts recorded in the record.

(3)The Sheriff Appeal Court may keep (and produce) records in electronic form.

(4)For the purposes of this section, a reference to a record or a copy of a record being signed or, as the case may be, certified, includes a reference to the record or copy being authenticated by means of—

(a)an electronic signature, or

(b)such other means of authentication as may be specified for that purpose by an act of sederunt under section 104(1).

(5)In this section—

  • “certified copy” means a copy certified by the Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court as a true copy,

  • “electronic signature” is to be construed in accordance with section 7(2) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000, but includes a version of an electronic signature which is reproduced on a paper document,

  • “record” means any interlocutor, decree, minute or other document by which the proceedings and decisions of the Sheriff Appeal Court are recorded.

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