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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 40 – Territorial jurisdiction

72.Section 40 re-enacts section 4 of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907 so far as it applies to civil proceedings and provides for the territorial jurisdiction of the sheriff. Given the operation of section 134 which governs reference to “sheriff” throughout the Act, the reference to sheriff in this provision includes reference to any other member of the judiciary of the sheriffdom. The general provisions of the section are without prejudice to any other enactment or rule of law which has effect for the purposes of determining the territorial jurisdiction of a sheriff (subsection (4)), and are subject to an order under section 41(1) (subsection (5)).

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