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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 46 – The Sheriff Appeal Court

83.This section provides for the establishment of the Sheriff Appeal Court as a “court of law”. This point is expanded upon in section 47. Subsection (2) provides that the court is made up of judicial office holders each known as an Appeal Sheriff.

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