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The Transfer of Functions (Lord Advocate and Secretary of State) Order 1999

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7.  (1)  This Order shall not affect the validity of anything done (or having effect as if done) by or in relation to the Lord Advocate before the coming into force of this Order.

(2) Anything (including legal proceedings) which, at the coming into force of this Order, is in the process of being done by or in relation to the Lord Advocate may, so far as it relates to anything transferred by this Order, be continued by or in relation to the Secretary of State or, as the case may be, the Secretary of State for Scotland.

(3) Anything done (or having effect as if done) by or in relation to the Lord Advocate for the purposes of or in connection with anything transferred by this Order shall, if in force at the coming into force of this Order, have effect as if done by or in relation to the Secretary of State or, as the case may be, the Secretary of State for Scotland in so far as that is required for continuing its effect after the coming into force of this Order.

(4) Subject to any express repeal or amendment made by this Order, any enactment, instrument or other document passed or made before the coming into force of this Order shall have effect, so far as may be necessary for the purposes of or in consequence of any transfer effected by this Order, as if for any references to the Lord Advocate there were substituted references to the Secretary of State or, as the case may be, the Secretary of State for Scotland.

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