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Tied Pubs (Scotland) Act 2021

Legal personality

76.Paragraph 1 confirms that the adjudicator has a distinct legal personality which is separate from any person holding the office. This will, for example, allow the adjudicator to enter contracts, and to sue and be sued, in that capacity (as the holder of the office) rather than in an individual capacity.

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