Search Legislation

Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016

Inquiries into multiple deaths

Section 14 – Inquiry into more than one death

49.Section 14 permits a single FAI to be held into multiple deaths if they are as a result of the same accident or occur in the same or similar circumstances. The 1976 Act only allows FAIs into multiple deaths that occur in the same sheriffdom. This provision, along with section 13, means that one FAI may take place into multiple deaths regardless of the place where the deaths took place.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources