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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 36 – Allocation of business to specialist judiciary

65.Section 36 places a duty on both the Lord President and the sheriff principal of a sheriffdom, when allocating business within a sheriffdom, to have regard to the desirability of ensuring that cases which fall within the specialist categories are dealt with by judicial officers who are designated as specialists in those categories.

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