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Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014

Section 38 – Procedure on second appeal

52.This section makes provision for “second appeals” – appeals to the Court of Session from the Upper Tribunal, where the decision being appealed was itself a decision on an appeal from the First-tier Tribunal. The Tribunal or Court must not give permission for a second appeal unless the appeal raises an important point of principle or practice, or there is some other compelling reason for a second appeal to proceed. The Court of Session has the powers of either tribunal if remaking the decision appealed. The Court may remit the case either to the Upper Tribunal or to the First-tier Tribunal. And where the Court remits the case to the Upper Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal may itself remit the case to the First-tier Tribunal. Where it does so, however, it must send to that tribunal any directions given by the Court of Session to the Upper Tribunal.

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