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Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014

Presumption of Death (Scotland) Act 1977

243.Paragraph 2 of schedule 1 makes amendments to section 1 of the Presumption of Death (Scotland) Act 1977, which allows actions to be raised so that someone who is missing can be presumed to be dead. The amendment allows Edinburgh sheriff court to hear such actions in relation to a person in a same sex marriage where the marriage took place in Scotland and it appears to the court to be in the interests of justice to assume jurisdiction. This is referred to in paragraph 222 above as “jurisdiction of last resort”.

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