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Act of Sederunt (Electronic Authentication) 2016

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1.—(1) This Act of Sederunt may be cited as the Act of Sederunt (Electronic Authentication) 2016.

(2) It comes into force on 31st October 2016.

(3) A certified copy is to be inserted in the Books of Sederunt.

(4) Subject to subparagraph (5), this Act of Sederunt applies to any Act of Sederunt made on or before the date this Act of Sederunt comes into force.

(5) This Act of Sederunt does not apply to the Act of Sederunt (Simple Procedure) 2016(1).

Electronic authentication

2.  Any reference in an Act of Sederunt to a document being—

(a)authenticated (including by signature);

(b)certified;

(c)signed;

(d)signed and dated; or

(e)endorsed,

by a person mentioned in paragraph 3 or by a court includes a reference to that document being authenticated electronically by that person or court, as the case may be.

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3.  The persons mentioned are—

(a)a Lord Ordinary, a judge or Court of Session clerk of any kind;

(b)an Appeal Sheriff or the Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court; and

(c)the sheriff, the sheriff clerk or the clerk of court.

CJM SUTHERLAND

Lord President

I.P.D.

Edinburgh

30th September 2016

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