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

General Medical Council consultation on draft confidentiality guidance

The Health and Medical Law Committee, as well our Privacy Law and Mental Health and Disability committees, also responded to the General Medical Council’s Council’s public consultation on draft guidance on confidentiality. We have a number of concerns around the inclusion of Scottish legislation and we hope to work with the GMC to take things forward.

Our full response can be found on the website