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Act of Sederunt (Fatal Accident Inquiry Rules) 2017

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Determination of notices and applications

3.—(1) When a notice or application under this schedule is lodged, the sheriff may require any of the participants to provide further information before determining the notice or application.

(2) The sheriff may—

(a)determine the notice or application by making an order under section 12(1) or (6) or 13(2) of the 2004 Act without holding a hearing; or

(b)fix a hearing at which participants are to be heard on the notice or application before determining it.

(3) The sheriff may make an order altering the date of any hearing at which information is to be presented in order that the notice or application may be determined.

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