Explanatory Notes

Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

2014 asp 18

10 November 2014

The Act

Schedule 5 – Modifications of enactments

Part 3 – Civil jury trials

Paragraph 19 – Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1980

313.This paragraph amends the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1980 in light of the provisions of the Act.

314.Sub-paragraph (2) has the effect of allowing the sheriff to remit a fine imposed on a civil juror for non-attendance where the fine was imposed in the sheriff court.

315.Sub-paragraph (3) amends section 11 of the 1980 Act in light of the creation of jury trials in all-Scotland sheriff courts (for example, a personal injury court) by section 63 of the Act.