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Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 50 – Procedure on second appeal

192.Section 50 makes provision in relation to a ‘second appeal’ which is an appeal to the Court of Session under section 48 against a decision of the Upper Tribunal on an appeal from a decision of the First-tier Tribunal under section 46 (see the definition in subsection (7)).

193.The effect of subsections (1), (3) and (4) is to prevent the Upper Tribunal and the Court of Session from giving permission to make a second appeal unless the Tribunal or Court (as appropriate) is satisfied that the appeal would raise an important issue of principle or practice or there is another compelling reason for allowing the appeal to proceed.

194.The effect of subsections (2), (5) and (6) is to enable the Court of Session, where it quashes the decision of the Upper Tribunal in relation to a second appeal, to do anything in re-making the decision that could have been done by the First-tier Tribunal or the Upper Tribunal if either of them was re-making the decision. It also enables the Court of Session to remit the case back to either the Upper Tribunal or the First-tier Tribunal with directions as to issues of fact, law and procedure. In addition, if the Court of Session remits the case to the Upper Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal itself may remit the case to the First-tier Tribunal with the directions from the Court of Session.

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