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Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Criminal proceedings

    1. Evidence of children and other vulnerable witnesses: special measures

      1. 1.Evidence of children and other vulnerable witnesses: special measures

      2. 2.Consideration before the trial of matters relating to vulnerable witnesses

      3. 3.Evidence of vulnerable witnesses at proofs in relation to victim statements

    2. Evidence of identification prior to trial

      1. 4.Evidence of identification prior to trial

    3. Expert evidence as to subsequent behaviour of complainer

      1. 5.Expert evidence as to subsequent behaviour of complainer

    4. Prohibition of personal conduct of defence in cases involving vulnerable witnesses

      1. 6.Prohibition of personal conduct of defence in cases involving vulnerable witnesses

      2. 7.Special pre-trial procedures for ascertaining in such cases whether accused has engaged a solicitor

    5. Prohibition on accused personally precognoscing children under 12

      1. 8.Prohibition of precognition by accused in person of child witnesses under 12 in cases to which section 288E applies

    6. Pre-trial procedure in sheriff court summary proceedings

      1. 9.Summary proceedings in sheriff court: pre-trial procedure where no intermediate diet is fixed

    7. Proceedings in the district court

      1. 10.Application of vulnerable witnesses provisions to proceedings in the district court

  3. Part 2 Civil proceedings

    1. Evidence of children and other vulnerable witnesses: special measures

      1. 11.Interpretation of this Part

      2. 12.Orders authorising the use of special measures for vulnerable witnesses

      3. 13.Review of arrangements for vulnerable witnesses

      4. 14.Procedure in connection with orders under sections 12 and 13

      5. 15.Vulnerable witnesses: supplementary provision

      6. 16.Party to proceedings as a vulnerable witness

      7. 16A.Relevant proceedings: Principal Reporter's power to act for party to proceedings

      8. 17.Crown application and saving provision

      9. 18.The special measures

      10. 19.Taking of evidence by a commissioner

      11. 20.Live television link

      12. 21.Screens

      13. 22.Supporters

      14. 22A.Giving evidence in chief in the form of a prior statement

    2. Establishment of grounds of referral to children’s hearings: restrictions on evidence

      1. 23.Establishment of grounds of referral to children’s hearings: restrictions on evidence

  4. Part 3 Miscellaneous and general

    1. Abolition of the competence test

      1. 24.Abolition of the competence test for witnesses in criminal and civil proceedings

    2. Commencement and short title

      1. 25.Commencement and short title

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