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Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Inquiries into certain deaths

    1. 1.Inquiries under this Act

  3. Inquiries into deaths occurring in Scotland

    1. 2.Mandatory inquiries

    2. 3.Mandatory inquiries: exceptions

    3. 4.Discretionary inquiries

    4. 5.Certain deaths and accidents to be treated as occurring in Scotland

  4. Inquiries into deaths occurring abroad

    1. 6.Inquiries into deaths occurring abroad: general

    2. 7.Inquiries into deaths occurring abroad: service personnel

  5. Family liaison charter

    1. 8.Family liaison charter

  6. Reasons where inquiry not held

    1. 9.Reasons for decision not to hold an inquiry

  7. Procurator fiscal’s investigation

    1. 10.Citation of witnesses for precognition

  8. Participants

    1. 11.Persons who may participate in the inquiry

  9. Location

    1. 12.Places at which inquiries may be held

    2. 13.Jurisdiction in relation to inquiries

  10. Inquiries into multiple deaths

    1. 14.Inquiry into more than one death

  11. Pre-inquiry procedure

    1. 15.Initiating the inquiry

    2. 16.Preliminary hearings

    3. 17.Notice of the inquiry

    4. 18.Agreement of facts before an inquiry

  12. The inquiry

    1. 19.The powers of the sheriff

    2. 20.Evidence and witnesses

    3. 21.Inquiry to be conducted in public

    4. 22.Publishing restrictions in relation to children

    5. 23.Offences by bodies corporate etc.

    6. 24.Assessors

    7. 25.Expenses

  13. Findings and recommendations

    1. 26.The sheriff’s determination

    2. 27.Dissemination of the sheriff’s determination

    3. 28.Compliance with sheriff’s recommendations

    4. 29.Reports

  14. Further inquiry proceedings

    1. 30.Circumstances in which there may be further proceedings

    2. 31.Precognition of witnesses

    3. 32.Initiating further proceedings

    4. 33.Re-opened inquiries

    5. 34.Fresh inquiries

    6. 35.Further inquiry proceedings: compliance with recommendations

  15. Inquiry procedure rules

    1. 36.Power to regulate procedure etc.

  16. Specialist sheriffs and summary sheriffs

    1. 37.Judicial specialisation in inquiries

    2. 38.Summary sheriff: competence to conduct inquiries

  17. General

    1. 39.Repeal and modification of enactments

    2. 40.Interpretation

    3. 41.Ancillary provision

    4. 42.Commencement

    5. 43.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      PROCEDURE RULES

      1. 1.Role of the Scottish Civil Justice Council

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MODIFICATION OF ENACTMENTS

      1. 1.Gas Act 1965

      2. 2.Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

      3. 3.Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982

      4. 4.Anatomy Act 1984

      5. 5.Merchant Shipping Act 1995

      6. 6.Criminal Procedure (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1995

      7. 7.Petroleum Act 1998

      8. 8.Freedom of Information Act 2000

      9. 9.Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

      10. 10.Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

      11. 11.Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006

      12. 12.Scottish Commission for Human Rights Act 2006

      13. 13.Armed Forces Act 2006

      14. 14.Coroners and Justice Act 2009

      15. 15.Energy Act 2013

      16. 16.Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

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