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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Parts 2, 3 and 3A of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003: mediation

319.Section 75 of the Act inserts subsection 97Z1 into the 2003 Act. Subsection 97Z1 provides powers for Ministers, upon a request by certain persons including owners of land and community bodies, to take such steps as they consider appropriate for the purposes of arranging, or facilitating the arrangement of, mediation. Subsection (4) allows Minsters to appoint a mediator, make payments to mediators for services provided, and to reimburse the reasonable expenses of mediators.

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