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Jury Trials (Scotland) Act 1815

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17 Verdicts, how to be returned.E+W+S+N.I.

After the trial of every such issue or issues the judge who presided shall forthwith make a return to the division or lord ordinary which directed the issue of the order or interlocutor directing such issue or issues, with a copy of the verdict of the jury indorsed thereon, certified by his signature to be a true copy; and the said presiding judge shall also, when required by such division, deliver to them a report in writing of the evidence adduced and given on the trial of such issue, as taken down by him at the time, and of the directions, if any, in point of law; and the said indorsed copy of the verdict and the report of the proceedings on such trial shall be conclusive of what passed on such trial: Provided always, that it shall be lawful for the said presiding judge to make such return directly to the judge admiral where the issue shall have been directed upon his report.

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