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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020

Paragraph 6(4): Jurisdiction in respects of declarator of nullity of civil partnership

83.Section 225 of the 2004 Act makes provision regarding the jurisdiction of the Scottish courts to entertain certain types of proceedings relating to civil partnerships. At present the Court of Session is the only Scottish court with jurisdiction to entertain actions for declarator of nullity of civil partnership. Paragraph 6(4) of schedule 2 extends jurisdiction to the sheriff court in relation to such proceedings provided the case is one in which the Court of Session would have jurisdiction and a residence connection with the sheriffdom is satisfied.

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