Explanatory Notes

Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007

2007 asp 6

22 February 2007

Introduction

Part 4 – Jp Courts and Jps

Establishing JP courts etc.

Section 61: Administration of JP courts

355.This section places the responsibility for the efficient administration of JP courts in the sheriffdom on the sheriff principal. In exercising this responsibility, the sheriff principal may issue administrative directions to those involved in the administration of JP courts (other than the Scottish Ministers). The Scottish Ministers may also issue administrative directions for the purpose of ensuring the efficient administration of JP courts, subject to prior consultation with the sheriff principal.