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Section 1.

SCHEDULE 1S THE LAND COURT

IncorporationS

1The Land Court shall be a body corporate with a common seal which shall be judicially noticed; and any order or other instrument purporting to be so sealed shall be received as evidence without further proof.S

Tenure of office, remuneration and superannuationS

F12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S

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[F23(1)The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (“the SCTS”) is to pay to the Chairman of the Land Court such salary as the Treasury may determine.S

(2)The SCTS is to pay to each of the other members of the Land Court such salary as the SCTS may determine.

(3)Sums required by the SCTS for the payment of a salary under this paragraph are charged on the Scottish Consolidated Fund.

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F2Sch. 1 paras. 3, 3A substituted (1.4.2016) for Sch. 1 para. 3 by Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (asp 18), ss. 126(2), 138(2); S.S.I. 2016/13, art. 2, Sch.

3A(1)The SCTS may pay to a member of the Land Court such sums as it may determine in respect of expenses reasonably incurred by the member in the performance of, or in connection with, the member's duties.

(2)The SCTS may—

(a)determine the circumstances in which sums may be paid, and

(b)determine different circumstances for different members.]

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F2Sch. 1 paras. 3, 3A substituted (1.4.2016) for Sch. 1 para. 3 by Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (asp 18), ss. 126(2), 138(2); S.S.I. 2016/13, art. 2, Sch.

4(1)The Chairman shall have the same right to a retiring annuity proportionate to his salary, subject to the like conditions and incidents as if he had been appointed a judge of the Court of Session; and every such annuity shall be charged on and paid out of the Consolidated Fund.S

(2)The principal civil service pension scheme within the meaning of section 2 of the Superannuation Act 1972 and for the time being in force shall apply to every member of the Land Court (other than the Chairman) in like manner as that scheme applies to persons employed in the civil service of the State.

Organisation of CourtS

5Subject to paragraph 6 of this Schedule, [F3a quorum of the Land Court shall be— S

(a)three of its members if none of the three is the Chairman; or

(b)the Chairman and one other of its members].

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6(1)The Land Court may delegate such of its powers as it may think expedient to any one member or to any two members of the Court, with or without the assistance of one or more land valuers, assessors or other skilled persons, and may revoke, alter or modify any such delegation of powers.S

(2)Any order or determination arrived at under a delegation made in pursuance of this paragraph [F4, other than a delegation to one member where that member is the Chairman, shall be subject to review upon appeal by three or more members, or nominated former members, of the Land Court sitting together; and one of the members so sitting shall be the Chairman.]

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F4Words in Sch. 1 para. 6(2) substituted (25.6.2007) by Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007 (asp 7), ss. 34(3)(a), 43(3) (with ss. 40, 43(2)); S.S.I. 2007/269, art. 2, Sch.

F5Sch. 1 para. 6(3) repealed (25.6.2007) by Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007 (asp 7), ss. 34(3)(b), 43(3) (with ss. 40, 43(2)); S.S.I. 2007/269, art. 2, Sch.

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C1Sch. 1 para. 6(2) excluded (14.6.2004) by Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 2), ss. 97(3), 100(3) (with s. 100(2)); S.S.I. 2004/247, art. 2(a)

[F66AOn any question being determined by the Land Court, whether or not by virtue of paragraph 6 of this Schedule, the Chairman shall have a casting vote.]S

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F6Sch. 1 para. 6A inserted (25.6.2007) by Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007 (asp 7), ss. 34(4), 43(3) (with ss. 40, 43(2)); S.S.I. 2007/269, art. 2, Sch.

7The Secretary of State shall appoint a fit person to act as principal clerk of the Land Court.S

[F77AThe reference in paragraph 6(2) of this Schedule to nominated former members is to such members as have vacated office, [F8whether under section 26 of the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 or otherwise], and in relation to the particular review have been nominated under this paragraph by the principal clerk.]S

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F7Sch. 1 para. 7A inserted (25.6.2007) by Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007 (asp 7), ss. 34(5), 43(3) (with ss. 40, 43(2)); S.S.I. 2007/269, art. 2, Sch.

8The Land Court may appoint or employ such assessors, surveyors, solicitors, valuers, clerks, messengers and other persons required for the due performance of its duties, as the Treasury, on the recommendation of the Secretary of State, may sanction.S

Vacancies in membership and appointment of Deputy ChairmanS

9Subject to paragraph 10 of this Schedule, any vacancy occurring in the membership of the Land Court may be filled by the appointment of a person by Her Majesty, on the recommendation of the Secretary of State.S

10(1)The Secretary of State may appoint any person having the qualification required for holding the office of Chairman as a Deputy Chairman, who S

[F9(a)]shall act in place of the Chairman for such periods as the Chairman may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, direct[F10; and

(b)may, when not acting in accordance with a direction under head (a) above or under sub-paragraph (2) below, act in place of a member of the Court other than the Chairman.]

(2)Where there is a vacancy in the office of Chairman, or where the Chairman is, for whatever reason, unable to act, the Deputy Chairman shall act at the direction of the Secretary of State.

(3)A Deputy Chairman appointed under sub-paragraph (1) above shall, while he is acting as Chairman, have the same powers and perform the duties as if he were the Chairman.

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F9Words in Sch. 1 para. 10(1) renumbered as paragraph 10(1)(a) (25.6.2007) by Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007 (asp 7), ss. 34(6)(a), 43(3) (with ss. 40, 43(2)); S.S.I. 2007/269, art. 2, Sch.

Removal of Land Court membersS

11(1)The Secretary of State may remove any member of the Land Court (other than the Chairman) for inability or misbehaviour.S

(2)Every order of removal in pursuance of this paragraph shall state the reasons for which it is made, and no such order shall come into operation—

(a)until it has lain before both Houses of Parliament for not less than thirty days while Parliament is sitting;

(b)if either House passes a resolution objecting to it.

ProcedureS

12The Land Court may[F11, by order made by statutory instrument]S

(a)subject to the approval of the Secretary of State, prescribe such forms of application and other forms of procedure as [F12it thinks] proper;

(b)make rules with reference to proceedings before it; and

(c)with the approval of the Treasury, fix a scale of fees to be charged in carrying this Act into execution, and the taxation of such fees, and the persons by whom, and the manner in which, such fees are to be paid.

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Amendments (Textual)

F11Words in Sch. 1 para. 12 inserted (25.6.2007) by Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007 (asp 7), ss. 34(7)(a), 43(3) (with ss. 40, 43(2)); S.S.I. 2007/269, art. 2, Sch.

F12Words in Sch. 1 para. 12(a) substituted (25.6.2007) by Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007 (asp 7), ss. 34(7)(b), 43(3) (with ss. 40, 43(2)); S.S.I. 2007/269, art. 2, Sch.

13(1)The Land Court may ascertain the facts in any case by hearing parties and examining witnesses, or by means of affidavits, or by such other mode of inquiry as it deems appropriate.S

(2)The Land Court may require the production of all books, papers, plans and documents relating to the case and it may summon and examine on oath such witnesses as it thinks fit to call or allow to appear before it.

(3)The Land Court may, when sitting in open court, report in writing to the Lord Ordinary any person who has been guilty of contempt of court, and the Lord Ordinary may punish such person as if the contempt had been committed in his own court:

Provided that, when the Chairman is so sitting, he shall have the same power as the Lord Ordinary to punish for contempt of court.

(4)All orders and determinations of the Land Court shall be in writing.

14The Land Court may make rules for conducting the business of the Court.S

ExpensesS

15The Land Court may determine the amount of the expenses in any proceedings before it and the proportion to be borne by the different parties.S

EnforcementS

16An order or determination of the Land Court may be enforced as if it were a decree of the sheriff having jurisdiction in the area in which the order or determination is to be enforced.S

AccountsS

17The Land Court shall submit such estimates and keep such accounts of their receipts and expenditure, and their accounts shall be audited in accordance with such regulations, as the Treasury may direct.S

Other financial mattersS

[F1318(1)The Scottish Ministers are to pay to each of the following persons such remuneration as they may determine—S

(a)the principal clerk of the Land Court,

(b)persons appointed or employed under paragraph 8 of this Schedule.

(2)The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (“the SCTS”) is to pay to each of the following persons such remuneration as the SCTS may determine—

(a)persons nominated under paragraph 7A of this Schedule,

(b)persons appointed under paragraph 10 of this Schedule.

(3)The SCTS may pay to each of the following persons such sums as it may determine in respect of expenses reasonably incurred by the person in the performance of, or in connection with, the person's duties—

(a)persons nominated under paragraph 7A of this Schedule,

(b)persons appointed under paragraph 10 of this Schedule.

(4)The SCTS may—

(a)determine the circumstances in which sums may be paid, and

(b)determine different circumstances for different persons.

(5)Expenditure incurred by the Land Court in the performance of its functions may be paid by the Scottish Ministers.]

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Section 2

SCHEDULE 2S REPEALS

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
49 & 50 Vict. c. 29.The Crofters Holdings (Scotland) Act 1886In section 21, the last two paragraphs.
Sections 24 to 26.
Section 29.
1 & 2 Geo. 5. c. 49.The Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911Section 3.
Section 25.
1 & 2 Geo. 6. c. 31.The Scottish Land Court Act 1938The whole Act.
3 & 4 Eliz. 2. c. 21.The Crofters (Scotland) Act 1955Section 34.
9 & 10 Eliz. 2. c. 58.The Crofters (Scotland) Act 1961Section 4(3).
1976 c. 21.The Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 1976Section 17(1).
1990 c. 40.The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990Section 35(4).
In Schedule 4, paragraph 12.
1991 c. 55.The Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991Section 83.

S TABLE OF DERIVATIONS

SHOWING THE DERIVATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT

NOTE: The following derivations are used in this Table—

1886– The Crofter Holdings (Scotland) Act 1886 (c.29)
1911– The Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911 (c.49)
1938– The Scottish Land Court Act 1938 (c.31)
1955– The Crofters (Scotland) Act 1955 (c.21)
1961– The Crofters (Scotland) Act 1961 (c.58)
1972– The Superannuation Act 1972 (c.11)
1976– The Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 1976 (c.21)
1990– The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990 (c.40)
1991– The Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991 (c.55)
ProvisionsDerivations
11911 s.3(1) to (3), ss.25(2) and 32(14); 1955 s.34, 1961 s.4(3); 1990 Sch.4 para.12; 1991 s.83.
Sch.1 para.11911 s.25(1).
para.21938 s.1(1).
para.31911 s.3(9).
para.41911 s.3(9); 1938 s.1(2); 1972 s.29(1), Sch.6 para.18.
para.51911 s.25(5).
para.61911 s.25(5).
para.71911 s.3(6).
para.81911 s.3(7).
para.91911 s.3(1).
para.101911 s.3(5), (5A), (5B); 1990 Sch.4 para.12.
para.111911 s.3(4).
para.121886 s.29.
para.13(1) to (3)1911 s.25(3).
(4)1911 s.25(1).
para.141911 s.3(12).
para.151911 s.25(4).
para.161976 s.17(1).
para.171911 s.3(11).
para.181911 s.3(10).

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