March 2016

The Society’s committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliament Bills and consultations including the Criminal Verdicts Bill, LBTT Amendment Bill and post-legislative scrutiny of the Family Law Act 2006.

Other key areas are highlighted below. For more information see the law reform section of the website

Courts and tribunals fees and charges inquiry

Michael Clancy, director of Law Reform at the Law Society, joined the president of the Law Society of England and Wales Jonathan Smithers and Chantal-Aimée Doerries, Chair of the Bar Council, to give evidence to the Commons Justice Committee on court and tribunals fees and charges on Tuesday 9 February.

The Commons Justice Committee raised questions on the impact of the court-fee system for access to justice, cross-subsidisation and the remission-fee system, domestic and international competiveness and employment tribunals.

Our full response and a link to the oral evidence session can be found on our website