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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

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Appointment of Senators of the College of Justice to act as Appeal Sheriffs

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2(1)The Lord President of the Court of Session may appoint persons holding the office of Senator of the College of Justice to act as Appeal Sheriffs for the transitional period.

(2)The Lord President may appoint as many persons under sub-paragraph (1) as the Lord President considers necessary for the purposes of the Sheriff Appeal Court during the transitional period.

(3)A person may be appointed under sub-paragraph (1) only if the person has held office as a Senator of the College of Justice for at least one year.

(4)The appointment of a Senator of the College of Justice to act as an Appeal Sheriff does not affect the Senator’s appointment as a Senator and the Senator may accordingly continue to act in that capacity.

(5)A person appointed under sub-paragraph (1) is to be treated for all purposes (other than for the purposes of the enactments specified in sub-paragraph (6)) as an Appeal Sheriff and may exercise the jurisdiction and powers that attach to the office of Appeal Sheriff.

(6)The enactments referred to in sub-paragraph (5) are—

(a)sections 50 and 51,

(b)section 304(2)(c)(zi) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

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