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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Paragraph 5 – Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927

297.This paragraph makes amendments to section 8 of the Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927. The amendments will allow the Lord Advocate to issue instructions to procurators fiscal both for the purpose of giving effect to the 1927 Act and for the purpose of the efficient disposal of business in the sheriff courts.

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