Summary Table of Discussion Papers and Consultative Memoranda

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YearPublication NumberTitleResulting Report
1966 Memorandum 1 °Probate or Letters of Administration as Links in Title to Heritable Property under the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964  
  Memorandum 2 Expenses in Criminal Cases  
1967 Memorandum 3 °Restrictions on Creation of Liferents  
  Memorandum 4 °Applications for Planning Permission  
  Memorandum 5 °Damages for Injuries Causing Death  
  Memorandum 6* °Interpretation of Statutes  (LC WP14) 11
1968 Memorandum 7* °Provisional Proposals Relating to the Sale of Goods  (LC WP18) 12
  Memorandum 8 °Draft Evidence Code - First Part  
  Memorandum 9 °Prescription and Limitation of Actions 15
  Memorandum 10 °Examination of the Companies (Floating Charges) (Scotland) Act 1961 14
  Memorandum 11 °Presumptions of Survivorship and Death 34
  Memorandum 12 °Judgments Extension Acts  
YearPublication NumberTitleResulting Report
1970 Memorandum 13 °Jurisdiction in Divorce 25
1971 Memorandum 14 °Remedies in Administrative Law  
  Memorandum 15* °The Exclusion of Liability for Negligence in the Sale of Goods and Exemption Clauses for the Supply of Services and Other Contracts (LC WP39) 39
  Memorandum 16 °Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Liquidation in Scotland (parts I-III; parts IV-VI & appendices) 68
1972 Memorandum 17 °Damages for Injuries Causing Death 31 & 64
  Memorandum 18 °Liability of a Paramour in Damages for Adultery and Enticement of a Spouse 42
  Memorandum 19 °Powers of Judicial Factors 59
1975 Memorandum 20* °Liability for Defective Products (LC WP64) 45
  Memorandum 21 °Damages for Personal Injuries - Deductions and Heads of Claim 51
1976 Memorandum 22 °Aliment and Financial Provision (2 vols in 5 parts: part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4;
part 5)
67
  Memorandum 23* °Custody of Children - Jurisdiction and Enforcement within the United Kingdom (LC WP68) 91
  Memorandum 24 Corporeal Moveables - General Introduction and Summary of Provisional Proposals  
  Memorandum 25 Corporeal Moveables - Passing of Risk and of Ownership  
  Memorandum 26 °Corporeal Moveables - Some Problems of Classification  
  Memorandum 27 °Corporeal Moveables - Protection of the Onerous bona fide Acquirer of Another's Property  
  Memorandum 28 °Corporeal Moveables - Mixing, Union and Creation  
  Memorandum 29 °Corporeal Moveables - Lost and Abandoned Property 57
  Memorandum 30 Corporeal Moveables - Usucapion or Acquisitive Prescription  
  Memorandum 31 Corporeal Moveables - Remedies  
  Memorandum 32 °Comments on White Paper 'Our Changing Democracy: Devolution in Scotland and Wales'
Appendix - Devolution, Scots Law and the Role of the Commission
 
  Memorandum 33 °Law of Rights in Security - Company Law - Registration of Charges: Scotland  
1977 Memorandum 34 °Constitution and Proof of Voluntary Obligations - General Introduction and Summary of Provisional Proposals  
  Memorandum 35 °Constitution and Proof of Voluntary Obligations - Unilateral Promises  
  Memorandum 36 Constitution and Proof of Voluntary Obligations - Formation of Contract 144
  Memorandum 37 °Constitution and Proof of Voluntary Obligations - Abortive Constitution  
  Memorandum 38 °Constitution and Proof of Voluntary Obligations - Stipulations in Favour of Third Parties  
  Memorandum 39 °Constitution and Proof of Voluntary Obligations - Formalities of Constitution and Restrictions on Proof 112
  Memorandum 40 °Confidential Information 90
1978 Memorandum 41 °Family Law: Occupancy Rights in the Matrimonial Home and Domestic Violence
(vol 1; vol 2)
 
  Memorandum 42 °Defective Consent and Consequential Matters (vol 1; vol 2) 92
1979 Memorandum 43 °Defective Expression and its Correction 79
YearPublication NumberTitleResulting Report
1980 Memorandum 44 °The Law of Incest in Scotland 69
  Memorandum 45 °Time-Limits in Actions for Personal Injuries 74
  Memorandum 46 °The Law of Evidence (part 1; part 2) 78 & 100
  Memorandum 47 °First Memorandum on Deligence: General Issues and Introduction (part 1; part 2) 95
  Memorandum 48 Second Memorandum on Diligence: Poindings and Warrant Sales 95
  Memorandum 49 °Third Memorandum on Diligence: Arrestment and Judicial Transfer of Earnings 95
  Memorandum 50 °Fourth Memorandum on Diligence: Debt Arrangements Schemes 95
  Memorandum 51 °Fifth Memorandum on Diligence: Administration of Diligence 95
  Memorandum 52 °Irritancies in Leases 75
1982 Memorandum 53 °Family Law: Illegitimacy 82
  Memorandum 54 °Some Obsolete and Discriminatory Rules in the Law of Husband and Wife 76
  Memorandum 55 °Civil Liability in relation to Animals 97
  Memorandum 56* °Polygamous Marriages (Capacity to Contract a Polygamous Marriage and the Concept of the Potentially Polygamous Marriage) (LC WP83) 96
1983 Memorandum 57 °Matrimonial Property (part 1; part 2) 86
  Memorandum 58 Sale and Supply of Goods 104
1984 Memorandum 59 °Recovery of Possession of Heritable Property 118
  Memorandum 60 °Mobbing and Rioting  
  Memorandum 61 Attempted Homicide  
  Memorandum 62* °Private International Law: Choice of Law in Tort and Delict (LC WP87)
(part 1; part 2Private International Law: Choice of Law Rules in Marriage (cm64))
129
1985 Memorandum 63* Private International Law: The Law of Domicile (LC WP88) 107
  Memorandum 64* Private International Law: Choice of Law Rules in Marriage (LC WP 89) 105
  Memorandum 65 °Legal Capacity and Responsibility of Minors and Pupils (part 1; part 2) 110
  Memorandum 66 °Constitution and Proof of Voluntary Obligations and the Authentication of Writings 112
  Memorandum 67 °Child Abduction 102
1986 Memorandum 68 °Computer Crime 106
  Memorandum 69 °Intestate Succession and Legal Rights 124
  Memorandum 70 °The Making and Revocation of Wills 124
  Memorandum 71 °Some Miscellaneous Topics and on the Law of Succession 124
  Memorandum 72 °Floating Charges and Receivers  
  Memorandum 73 Civil Liability - Contribution 115
1987 Discussion Paper 74 Prescription and Limitation of Actions (Latent Damages) 122
  Discussion Paper 75 °The Evidence of Children and Other Potentially Vulnerable Witnesses 125
Discussion Paper 76 The Ground for Divorce - Should the Law be Changed? 116
  Discussion Paper 77 °Criminal Evidence - Affidavit Evidence, Hearsay and Related Matters in Criminal Proceedings 137 & 149
  Discussion Paper 78 °Adjudications for Debt and Related Matters (vol 1; vol 2 part 1; vol 2 part 2) 183
  Discussion Paper 79 °Equalisation of Diligences 164 & 183
  Discussion Paper 80 °Evidence - Blood Groups Tests, DNA Tests and Related Matters 120
1989 Discussion Paper 81 Passing of Risk in Contracts for the Sale of Land 127
  Discussion Paper 82 °Forfeiture and Confiscation 147
  Discussion Paper 83 °Bulk Goods: Section 16 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and Section 1 of the Bills of Lading Act 1855 130
  Discussion Paper 84 °Diligence on the Dependence and Admiralty Arrestments (part 1; part 2) 164
YearPublication NumberTitleResulting Report
1990 Discussion Paper 85 °Family Law: Pre-Consolidation Reforms 135
  Discussion Paper 86 The Effects of Cohabitation in Private Law 135
  Discussion Paper 87 °Statutory Fees for Arrestees 133
  Discussion Paper 88 °Parental Responsibilities and Rights, Guardianship and the Administration of Children's Property 135
  Discussion Paper 89 °The Effect of Death on Damages 134
  Discussion Paper 90 °Extra-Territorial Effect of Arrestments and Related Matters 164
  Discussion Paper 91 °Law of the Tenement 162
1991 Discussion Paper 92 °Confidentiality in Family Mediation 136
  Discussion Paper 93 Property Law - Abolition of the Feudal System 168
  Discussion Paper 94 Mentally Disabled Adults - Legal Arrangements for Managing their Welfare and Finances 151
1993 Discussion Paper 95 °Recovery of Benefits Conferred under Error of Law (vol 1; vol 2) 169
1994 Discussion Paper 96 Mentally Disordered and Vulnerable Adults: Public Authority Powers 158
  Discussion Paper 97 Contract Law - Extrinsic Evidence, Supersession and the Actio Quanti Minoris 152
  Discussion Paper 98 °Multi-party Actions: Court Proceedings and Funding (part 1; part 2)

°Multi-party Actions: Report by Working Party set up by the Scottish Law Commission
154
1996 Discussion Paper 99 °Judicial Abolition of the Error of Law Rule and its Aftermath

°Appendix - Draft Rules on Unjustified Enrichment and Commentary
169
  Discussion Paper 100 °Recovery of Ultra Vires Public Authority Receipts and Disbursements 169
  Discussion Paper 101 Interpretation in Private Law 160
1997 Discussion Paper 102 Leasehold Casualties 165
  Discussion Paper 103 Penalty Clauses 171
1998 Discussion Paper 104* Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930 (LC CP152) 184
  Discussion Paper 105* Company Directors: Regulating Conflicts of Interests and Formulating a Statement of Duties 173
  Discussion Paper 106 Real Burdens 181
  Discussion Paper 107 Diligence Against Land 183
  Discussion Paper 108 Attachment Orders and Money Attachments 183
1999 Discussion Paper 109 Remedies for Breach of Contract 174
  Discussion Paper 110 Poinding and Sale: Effective Enforcement and Debtor Protection 177
YearPublication NumberTitleResulting Report
2000 Discussion Paper 111* Partnership Law (LC CP159) 192
2001 Discussion Paper 112 Conversion of Long Leases 204
  Discussion Paper 113 Law of the Foreshore and Seabed 190
  Discussion Paper 114 Sharp v Thomson 208
  Discussion Paper 115 Age of Criminal Responsibility 185
  Discussion Paper 116 Title to Sue for Non-Patrimonial Loss 187
  Discussion Paper 117 Irritancy in Leases of Land 191
  Discussion Paper 118* Limited Partnerships Act 1907 (LC CP161) 192
2002 Discussion Paper 119* Unfair Terms in Contracts (LC CP166) 199
  Discussion Paper 120 Damages for Psychiatric Injury 196
  Discussion Paper 121 Registration of Rights in Security by Companies 197
2003 Discussion Paper 122 Insanity and Diminished Responsibility 195
  Discussion Paper 123 Breach of Trust 239
  Discussion Paper 124 Apportionment of Trust Receipts and Outgoings 239
2004 Discussion Paper 125 Land Registration: Void and Voidable Titles 222
  Discussion Paper 126 Trustees and Trust Administration 239
2005 Discussion Paper 127 Interest on Debt and Damages 203
  Discussion Paper 128 Land Registration: Registration, Rectification and Indemnity 222
  Discussion Paper 129 Variation and Termination of Trusts 206, 238
  Discussion Paper 130 Land Registration: Miscellaneous Issues 222
2006 Discussion Paper 131 Rape and other Sexual Offences 209
  Discussion Paper 132 Personal Injury Actions: Limitation and Prescribed Claims 207
  Discussion Paper 133 The Nature and Constitution of Trusts 239
2007 Discussion Paper 134* Insurance Contract Law: Misrepresentation, Non-Disclosure and Breach of Warranty by the Insured (LC CP182) 238
  Discussion Paper 135 Damages for Wrongful Death 213
  Discussion Paper 136 Succession 215
2008 Discussion Paper 137 Crown Appeals 212
  Discussion Paper 138 Liability of Trustees to Third Parties 239
  Discussion Paper 139* Consumer Remedies for Faulty Goods (LC CP188) 216
  Discussion Paper 140 Unincorporated Associations 217
2009 Discussion Paper 141 Double Jeopardy 218
YearPublication NumberTitleResulting Report
2010 Discussion Paper 142 Accumulation of Income and Lifetime of Private Trusts  239
  Discussion Paper 143* Level Crossings (LC CP194)  234
  Discussion Paper 144 Prescription and Title to Moveable Property  228
  Discussion Paper 145 Similar Fact Evidence and the Moorov Doctrine  229
  Discussion Paper 146 Judicial Factors  233
2011 Discussion Paper 147 Review of Contract Law: Discussion Paper on Interpretation of Contract  
  Discussion Paper 148 Supplementary and Miscellaneous Issues relating to Trust Law   239
  Discussion Paper 149* Consumer Redress for Misleading and Aggressive Practices (LC CP199)  226
  Discussion Paper 150 Criminal Liability of Partnerships  224
  Discussion Paper 151 Moveable Transactions  
  Discussion Paper 152* Insurance Contract Law: Post Contract Duties and other Issues: a Joint Consultation Paper (LC CP201)  238
2012  Discussion paper 153♦ Regulation of Health Care Professionals; Regulation of Social Care Professionals in England (LC CP202; NILC 12(2012))  
  Discussion Paper 154 Review of Contract Law: Discussion Paper on Formation of Contract  231
  Discussion Paper 155*  Insurance Contract Law: The Business Insured's Duty of Disclosure and the Law of Warranties (LC CP204)  238
  Discussion Paper 156 Adults with Incapacity  240
2014 Discussion Paper 157 Review of Contract Law: Discussion Paper on Third Party Rights in Contract  245
  Discussion Paper No 158♦ Electoral Law: A Joint Consultation Paper (LCCP 218; NILC 20 (2014))  
  Discussion Paper No 159 Compulsory Purchase  
2016 Discussion Paper No 160 Prescription
Discussion Paper No 161 Defamation
Discussion Paper No 162 Review of Contract Law: Discussion Paper on Penalty Clauses

2017 Discussion Paper No 163 Remedies for Breach of Contract