A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to create an offence with respect to the engaging by a person in a course of behaviour which is abusive of the person’s partner or ex-partner; and to make rules of criminal procedure for that offence and also for offences subject to the statutory aggravation involving abuse of partners or ex-partners.
This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP, on 17 March 2017.
- Visit the Scottish Parliament website to view the Bill
- The Law Society of Scotland's written evidence (May 2017)
- Watch Grazia Robertson from our Criminal Law Committee give evidence to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee on 30 May 2017.
- The Law Society of Scotland's Stage 3 briefing issued to all MSPs ahead of Stage 3 proceedings on 1 February 2018.