Publication - Consultation paper

The future of the Land Court and the Lands Tribunal: consultation

The consultation seeks views on the proposed amalgamation of the Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland and on four administrative issues related to those bodies.

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The future of the Land Court and the Lands Tribunal: consultation
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1 Section 1 of the 2008 Act.

2 Ibid, section 2.

3 Ibid, section 60; the Scottish Court Service was previously an agency of the Scottish Executive (since renamed the Scottish Government).

4 Volume 1 can be viewed at: https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/docs/default-source/civil-courts-reform/report-of-the-scottish-civil-courts-review-vol-1-chapt-1---9.pdf?sfvrsn=4 and Volume 2 at: https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/docs/default-source/civil-courts-reform/report-of-the-scottish-civil-courts-review-vol-2-chapt-10---15.pdf?sfvrsn=4.

5 This unification took effect as of 1 April 2015 by virtue of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Commencement No. 2, Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2015.

6 The transfer is on a list of tribunals which are expected to transfer but there is no date yet confirmed for it.

7 See Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, Schedule 4, Part 2, and Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008, sections 61A and 70.

8 Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (Scottish Land Court) Order 2017, sections 2 and 3.

9 The Report of the Review of the Scottish Land Court and Lands Tribunal Scotland, Scottish Courts Administration, 1987.

10 Ibid, para 1.2.

11 Ibid, para 6.11.

12 Ibid, para 6.10.

13 Volume 1 can be viewed at: https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/docs/default-source/civil-courts-reform/report-of-the-scottish-civil-courts-review-vol-1-chapt-1---9.pdf?sfvrsn=4 and Volume 2 at: https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/docs/default-source/civil-courts-reform/report-of-the-scottish-civil-courts-review-vol-2-chapt-10---15.pdf?sfvrsn=4.

14 The Scottish Civil Courts Review, paragraphs 219-221.

15 2012 SC 185, paragraphs 46 to 48.

16 As amended by Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993, Scotland Act 1998, Constitutional Reform Act 2005, Transfer of Functions (Lands Tribunal and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009, Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, and Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2016.

17 Lands Tribunal Act 1949, section 2(7) and (9).

18 Ibid, section 2(2).

19 Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993, section 15(2).

20 Ibid, section 21.

21 Ibid, sections 30-32.

22 Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993, section 34.

23 Ibid, section 37.

24 Ibid, section 50A.

25 Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991, section 13.

26 Ibid, section 34.

27 Ibid, Part V.

28 Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, section 92.

29 Crofting Reform Act 2010, section 14.

30 Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993, section 53(1)(c).

31 Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1963, section 8.

32 Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973, section 14.

33 Land Registration (Scotland) Act 2012, section 82

34 Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, section 62

35 Ibid, section 97W

36 Ibid, section 97X

37 Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016, section 70

38 Ibid, section 71

39 Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 sections 90 and 91

40 Brought under the Lands Tribunal’s jurisdiction by the Electronic Communications Code (Jurisdiction) Regulations 2017

41 As amended.

42 Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, section 62.

43 Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1963, section 8 and subsequent provisions.

44 Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973, section 32.

45 e.g. Duffus v McWhirter 2015 SLT (Lands Tr) 2.

46 e.g. Mathers v The Keeper of the Registers of Scotland LTS/LR/2014/01, decision of 8 December 2014, reported 2015 GWD 3-68, (decided under the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979) which involved consideration of whether a typical historical boundary between agricultural subjects was more likely to have been a burn rather than a fence beside the burn.

47 Section 38G of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003.

48 Sections 3A - 3C are inserted to the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 by the Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007, section 6 and the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, section 23.

49 Scottish Land Court Act 1993, section 1(3).

50 Ibid, schedule 1, para 13(3).

51 Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003, section 84(1).

52 Ibid, sections 85 and 86.

53 Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003, section 90(1)(a)(ii).

54 Lands Tribunal for Scotland Rules 2003 (SS! 2003/452), Rule 28.

55 Lands Tribunal for Scotland Rules supra, Rule 24.

56 The Rules of the Scottish Land Court Order 2014, Rule 41.

57 Ibid, Rules 64-73.

58 Lands Tribunal Act 1949, section 3; Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992, section 11(7), Scottish Land Court Act 1993 section 1(7); Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003, section 88.

59 See “Developments in environmental justice in Scotland: analysis and response” at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/developments-environmental-justice-scotland-analysis-response/

60 http://www.lands-tribunal-scotland.org.uk/.

61 The Rules of the Scottish Land Court Order 2014.

62 The Lands Tribunal for Scotland Rules 2003.

63 Observations by Members of the Scottish Land Court and Lands Tribunal for Scotland in Report by Norman R Y Agnew on Proposals for Future Staffing, 1981, para 115.

64 See Schedule 1 paragraphs 10(1) and (2).

65 Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911, section 3(3)

66 Now contained in section 1(5) of the Scottish Land Court Act 1993

67 Rules of the Scottish Land Court 2014, rule 103

68 Available at https://www.parliament.scot/S4_JusticeCommittee/Reports/juR-13-08-w-rev.pdf.

69 www.parliament.scot/S4_JusticeCommittee/Inquiries/TC22a._Lands_Tribunal_for_Scotland.pdf.

70 www.parliament.scot/S4_JusticeCommittee/Inquiries/20130904_SG_response_to_Title_Conditions_inquiry.pdf


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