September 2015

Committee Updates for September 2015

Succession (Scotland) Bill

The Trusts and Succession committee submitted written evidence on what is likely to be the first of two bills. The first is quite technical in nature while the second, on which the Scottish Government is currently consulting, will address issues such as intestacy, protections for disinheritance and protections for cohabitants. While there may be more to say on the second measure, we made the general point that the opportunity to amend succession law does not arise very often, and we have a collective responsibility to ensure that it is done efficiently and effectively. The committee recommended that the government brings forward consolidating legislation to provide practitioners and members of the public alike with clarity on this important area of law.

We will be giving oral evidence to the Scottish Parliament on 15 September. 

The full written evidence can be found on our website