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Act of Sederunt (Fatal Accident Inquiry Rules) 2017

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2.—(1) This paragraph applies to information recovered under—

(a)paragraph 5 (optional procedure); or

(b)paragraph 6 (execution of commission and diligence).

(2) Where confidentiality is claimed for any information sought to be recovered such information is to be, where practicable, enclosed in a sealed packet.

(3) An application to have a sealed packet opened up may be made by—

(a)the participant who obtained the commission and diligence; or

(b)any other participant after the date of intimation by the sheriff clerk under paragraph 6(10) (intimation of failure to uplift documents).

(4) Intimation of such an application must also be given to the haver.

(5) The person claiming confidentiality may oppose the application.

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