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Below is an archive of recent Commission news. You can also register to receive updates of future news items.

For a full record of news releases published since 2000, see the News Releases page.

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27 November 2014 - Scottish Ministers' Programme for Government 2014-15

The Scottish Law Commission welcomes the announcement by the First Minister that the Scottish Government intends to introduce a Bill on aspects of succession law, and also to consult in the coming year on further legislation radically to overhaul the current law of succession. See the news release. Read more...


18 November 2014 - Green light for counterpart execution and electronic delivery of documents

The Stage 1 Report on the Legal Writings Bill was published on Friday of last week by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament. Read more...


4 November 2014 - e-Bulletin Autumn 2014

Our latest e-Bulletin keeps you up to date with progress on our law reform work and general activities. Read more...


3 November 2014 - Scottish Law Commission submission to the Smith Commission

The Scottish Law Commission made a submission to the Smith Commission suggesting that the Scotland Act 1998 reservation of business associations merits a review to remove certain anomalies. Read more...


10 October 2014 - Appointment of Scottish Law Commissioners

Scottish Ministers invited applications for appointment as a Scottish Law Commissioner. There is one full-time post, and one part-time post available. Applications are now closed. Read more...


1 October 2014 - Report on Adults with Incapacity

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

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