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Welcome to the Scottish Law Commission

The Commission's task is law reform: to recommend ways of simplifying, updating and improving the law of Scotland.

We want to ensure that our recommendations, if implemented, will result in law which is just, principled, responsive and easy to understand. It is therefore critical for us to engage in a thorough and open process of consultation and we welcome the views of as many people as possible in response to our specific consultations.

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LORD PENTLAND
Chairman

CALRAs Conference on Law Reform

Edinburgh, 11-12 April 2015

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Ninth Programme of Law Reform consultation now closed >

Scottish Ministers are inviting applications for appointment as a Scottish Law Commissioner. There is one full-time post, and one part-time post available. For further infor… Read more...

10 October 2014
 

The Scottish Law Commission publishes a Report on deprivation of liberty in the context of adults with incapacity. Read more...

1 October 2014
 

Regulations which come into force today implement the Commissions' recommendations. Read more...

1 October 2014
 
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