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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 71 – Verdict subject to opinion of the Sheriff Appeal Court

121.Section 71 is based on section 31 of the Court of Session Act 1988. It provides that a party to the case may apply to the Sheriff Appeal Court for that court to direct that a verdict be returned in whole (or in part) in that party’s favour. It further sets out what the Sheriff Appeal Court may do in respect of that application.

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