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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 49 – Sheriffs principal to be Appeal Sheriffs

87.This section makes provision for sheriffs principal to automatically become Appeal Sheriffs without the need for formal appointment. Sheriffs principal will thus hold two offices. Holding office as an Appeal Sheriff is dependent upon the sheriff principal continuing to hold office as a sheriff principal; suspension from the office of sheriff principal will mean suspension from the office of Appeal Sheriff.

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