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An Act to prevent vexatious Legal proceedings in Scotland.
[12th August 1898]
It shall be lawful for the Lord Advocate to apply to either Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session for an order under this Act, and if he satisfies the Court that any person has habitually and persistently instituted vexatious legal proceedings without any reasonable ground for instituting such proceedings, whether in the Court of Session or in any inferior court, and whether against the same person or against different persons, the Court may order that no legal proceedings shall be instituted by that person in the Court of Session or any other court unless he obtains the leave of [F1a judge sitting in the Outer House] on the Bills in the Court of Session, having satisfied the [F1judge] that such legal proceeding is not vexatious, and that there is prima facie ground for such proceeding. A copy of such order shall be published in the Edinburgh Gazette.
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A decision of the Lord Ordinary to refuse leave, under section 1 of this Act, to institute legal proceedings shall be final.]
This Act may be cited as the Vexatious Actions (Scotland) Act 1898.
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