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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 59 – Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal CourtSection 60 – Deputy Clerks of the Sheriff Appeal CourtSection 61 – Clerk and Deputy Clerks: further provision

97.Sections 59, 60, and 61 make provision for the clerking arrangements in the Sheriff Appeal Court. Individuals can hold the office of the Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court only if they also hold the office of sheriff clerk. Provision is made for the SCTS to determine periods of appointment and terms and conditions for individuals appointed as Clerk and Deputy Clerks. The Clerk and Deputy Clerks of the Sheriff Appeal Court are staff of the SCTS. The Clerk, with permission of the SCTS, may delegate his or her functions to a Deputy Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court or a member of staff of the SCTS, for example the functions conferred by section 62(1)(b). Further provision is made for the SCTS to make arrangements to cover temporary absences of the Clerk, or Deputy Clerk, with other members of staff of the SCTS.

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