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38Jurisdiction and competence of sheriffsS
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(1)A sheriff continues to have the jurisdiction and competence that attached to the office of sheriff in relation to civil proceedings immediately before this section comes into force.

(2)Without limiting that generality, a sheriff has competence as respects proceedings for or in relation to—

(a)declarator,

(b)aliment or separation,

(c)recovery of maintenance arising out of an application under section 31(1) of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972,

(d)divorce,

(e)division of commonty and division, or division and sale, of common property,

(f)questions of heritable right or title, including declarator of irritancy and removing,

(g)reduction, other than reduction of a decree of any court,

(h)proving the tenor,

(i)suspension of charges or threatened charges upon decrees of court granted by a sheriff or upon decrees of registration proceeding upon bonds, bills, contracts or other obligations registered in the books of a sheriff court or the Books of Council and Session,

(j)all civil maritime proceedings formerly competent in the High Court of Admiralty in Scotland.

(3)For the purpose of subsection (2)(e), the Division of Commonties Act 1695 has effect as if it conferred the same competence on a sheriff as it confers on the Court of Session.

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I1S. 38 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/77, art. 2(2)(3), Sch.

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