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Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 54 – Position on transfer-in

198.Section 54 provides that any decision made in the exercise of the functions of the First-tier Tribunal or Upper Tribunal which is specified by the Scottish Ministers in regulations made under subsection (1) is an excluded decision. Subsection (2) provides that a decision made in the exercise of the functions of the First-tier Tribunal or Upper Tribunal may only be specified in regulations if the functions were transferred-in from a listed tribunal by regulations made under subsection 28(2) and, immediately prior to the transfer of those functions, there was no statutory right of appeal against the decision.

199.The effect of section 54 is to enable the Scottish Ministers, by regulations, to exclude the rights of review and appeal established by the Act in relation to decision-making functions which have been transferred-in to the Scottish Tribunals from a listed tribunal from which there was previously no statutory right of appeal.

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