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Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) 1997

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Decision of sheriff

3.51—(1) Subject to rule 3.47(3), the sheriff shall give his decision orally at the conclusion of the hearing.

(2) The sheriff clerk shall forthwith send a copy of the interlocutor containing that decision to–

(a)the child, except where service on the child has been dispensed with in terms of rule 3.3;

(b)any relevant person whose whereabouts are known;

(c)any safeguarder appointed by the sheriff; and

(d)the Principal Reporter.

(3) The sheriff may, when giving his decision in terms of paragraph (1) or within 7 days thereafter, issue a note of the reasons for his decision and the sheriff clerk shall forthwith send a copy of such a note to the persons referred to in paragraph (2).

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