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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 30 – Power to authorise a sheriff principal to act in another sheriffdom

56.Section 30 permits the Lord President to authorise the sheriff principal of one sheriffdom to exercise all or some of the functions of sheriff principal of another sheriffdom in any of the circumstances set out in subsection (1). Subsection (6) removes any doubt that a temporary sheriff principal may be asked to act in another sheriffdom while appointed.

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