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Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 14 – Capacity of members

23.The effect of section 14 is to clarify that all members of the Scottish Tribunals, when exercising the decision-making functions of the Tribunals are doing so with judicial status and capacity, regardless of the category of membership which they possess. Subsection (1) makes provision with respect to ordinary and legal members and subsection (2) clarifies that this does not affect the general status of judicial members (see section 17) and extra judges (see section 18).

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