April 2014

Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill

The Law Society sent a briefing to MSPs ahead of the stage 3 debate; we welcomed Scottish Government amendments to remove interim recall from the Bill and also recommended that the proposed increase in the debtor contribution order from 36 to 48 months should be closely monitored in its implementation and if problems arise the Scottish Government should act swiftly in order to rectify them. We voiced concerns about the removal of judicial involvement in areas where the legal rights of the debtor and creditors are directly affected and also questioned the new, unnecessarily lengthy, appeal process.

All Society documentation pertaining to the Bill can be found here.