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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 129 – Summary sheriffs to sit in justice of the peace courts

256.This section permits summary sheriffs to sit in justice of the peace courts. When summary sheriffs sit in these courts, they will only be entitled to exercise the same summary criminal sentencing powers as justices of the peace.

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