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Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Constitution, Organisation and Administration

    1. General duty of the Secretary of State

      1. 1.Secretary of State to be responsible for organisation and administration of sheriff courts

    2. Sheriffdoms

      1. 2.Power of Secretary of State to alter sheriffdoms

    3. Sheriff court districts and places where sheriff courts are to be held

      1. 3.Sheriff court districts and places where sheriff courts are to be held

    4. Sheriffs principal and sheriffs

      1. 4.Offices of sheriff principal and sheriff

      2. 5.Qualification for offices of sheriff principal and sheriff

      3. 6.Disqualification of sheriffs principal and sheriffs

      4. 7.Jurisdiction of sheriff

      5. 8.Sheriff may be appointed to assist Secretary of State

    5. Functions of the Secretary of State in relation to sheriffs principal, sheriffs, etc

      1. 9.Power of Secretary of State to give administrative directions

      2. 10.Secretary of State may authorise sheriff principal or direct sheriff to act in another sheriffdom

      3. 11.Secretary of State may appoint temporary sheriffs principal and sheriffs

      4. 12.Removal from office, and suspension, of sheriff principal or sheriff

      5. 13.Functions of Secretary of State with respect to residence and leave of absence of sheriffs principal

      6. 14.Functions of Secretary of State with respect to number, residence and place of duties of sheriffs

    6. Functions of the sheriff principal in relation to sheriffs, etc

      1. 15.General functions of sheriff principal

      2. 16.Functions of sheriff principal with respect to duties and leave of absence of sheriffs

      3. 17.Sheriff principal may fix sittings and business of sheriff courts in sheriffdom, and sessions for civil business

      4. 18.Secretary of State may exercise certain functions of sheriff principal in certain circumstances

    7. Miscellaneous

      1. 19.Travelling allowances for sheriffs principal

      2. 20.Extension of purposes for which Lord Advocate may give instructions to procurators fiscal

      3. 21.Amendment of Schedule 1 to House of Commons Disqualification Act 1957

      4. 22.Saving for existing functions

  3. Part II Court houses, buildings and offices

    1. 23.Transfer of court houses to Secretary of State

    2. 24.Provision and maintenance of court houses by Secretary of State

    3. 25.Use of public buildings for holding of courts

    4. 26.Use of court houses by third parties

    5. 27.Compensation for officers and servants

    6. 28.Repeal and amendment of local enactments

    7. 29.Determination of disputes

    8. 30.Interpretation of Part II

  4. Part III Civil Jurisdiction, Procedure and Appeals

    1. Civil jurisdiction

      1. 31.Upper limit to privative jurisdiction of sheriff court to be £250

    2. Regulation of procedure in civil proceedings

      1. 32.Power of Court of Session to regulate civil procedure in sheriff court

      2. 33.Sheriff Court Rules Council

      3. 34.Functions of Sheriff Court Rules Council

    3. Summary causes

      1. 35.Summary causes

      2. 36.Procedure in summary causes

      3. 37.Remits

      4. 38.Appeal in summary causes

    4. Miscellaneous and supplemental

      1. 39.Amendment of s. 30 of Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907

      2. 40.Amendment of s. 31 of Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907

      3. 41.Power of Her Majesty to vary limit to privative jurisdiction of sheriff court, etc

      4. 42.Application of provisions regarding jurisdiction and summary causes

  5. Part IV Miscellaneous and General

    1. 43.Orders, etc

    2. 44.Expenses

    3. 45.Interpretation

    4. 46.Amendment and repeal of enactments

    5. 47.Short title, commencement and extent

    1. Schedule 1

      Minor and consequential amendment of enactments

    2. Schedule 2

      Repeal of enactments

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