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The Justice of the Peace Courts (Sheriffdom of Lothian and Borders) etc. Order 2008

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Transfer of property, rights and liabilities

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5.—(1) All of the property, rights and liabilities of the local authority specified in column 1 of Schedule 3 to this Order, in relation to the heritable property specified in column 2 of that Schedule, are transferred to and vest in the Scottish Ministers on the relevant date.

(2) The transfer, by virtue of this article, of any property, rights and liabilities to the Scottish Ministers shall not affect the validity of anything done (or having effect as if done) by or in relation to that local authority, so far as it relates to any property, rights and liabilities transferred by virtue of this article, before the relevant date.

(3) Anything (including legal proceedings) which, on the relevant date, is in the process of being done by or in relation to that local authority, so far as it relates to any property, rights and liabilities transferred by virtue of this article, shall be continued by or in relation to the Scottish Ministers.

(4) Anything done (or having effect as if done) by or in relation to that local authority for the purposes of or in connection with any property, rights and liabilities transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of this article shall, if in force on the relevant date, have effect as if done by or in relation to the Scottish Ministers in so far as that is required for continuing its effect after that date.

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