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Act of Sederunt (Fatal Accident Inquiry Rules) 2017

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12.—(1) A document may be intimated in a Hague Convention country (other than an EU member State) by—

(a)postal service, where the law of the country permits it;

(b)service via central authority;

(c)consular service; or

(d)service by competent person, where the law of the country permits it.

(2) Service via central authority may be effected by sending the document to the Scottish Ministers and asking them to arrange for it to be served.

(3) Service by competent person may be effected by sending the document to a person who is entitled to serve court documents in that country and asking them to arrange for it to be served.

(4) Any document must be accompanied by a translation into an official language of the country where it is to be served, unless English is an official language of that country.

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