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Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Act 2018

Liability of inspectors

31.Paragraph 15 provides that, when an inspector exercises functions under the Act, the inspector, and any individual who is accompanying the inspector, are not liable in any civil or criminal proceedings for any action undertaken either by the inspector, or under the inspector’s supervision. Such immunity applies only where the inspector or their supervised individual acts on reasonable grounds and in good faith.

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