Explanatory Notes

Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

2014 asp 18

10 November 2014

The Act

Part 1 - Sheriff Courts

Chapter 2 - Judiciary of the sheriffdoms
Section 19 – Place of residence

43.Section 19 restates sections 13(1) and 14(2) of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971 to preserve, and extend to summary sheriffs, the existing power of the Lord President to require a judicial officer to have an ordinary residence at such place as the Lord President may require – which would normally be within reasonable travelling distance to the court or courts where that judicial officer sits.