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It depends on the document and the purpose..
For example, only an original sealed grant of probate is acceptable. Not a certified copy.
Many other documents need to be certified by a solicitor, court officer bank official as original before they would be acceptable. The same applies to a scan. It would be treated just as a copy.
It would depend, if this is with regard to litigation, whether the authenticity of the scan was in doubt and whether to introduce it into proceedings, and qualified as to its provenance, would be in the interest of justice.
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Thank you. Many firms of solicitors and other professional organisations already do exactly this. The onus is on the person supplying the copy to prove to the satisfaction of the court that it’s a true copy. This is covered in section 3.3 and the rest of the Civil Procedure rules
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