The Scottish Law Commission (SLC) has issued a consultation on a working draft of a Bill on the formation of contract law prior to publishing a final draft Bill on formation and a final report (on formation, interpretation, penalty clauses and remedies for breach) in 2018.
The Scottish Law Commission's project on aspects of the law of prescription is in its final stages. The Commission has issued a consultation before the draft Bill is finalised and published with a report in Summer 2017.
The Scottish Law Commission are holding a consultation on key areas of defamation law, including the defences of public interest, fair comment and truth, whether there should be a mechanism for filtering out claims where little is at stake, and liability for publication of defamatory material online.
The Scottish Law Commission are holding a consultation on the issue of prescription in relation to claims relating to latent damage. This has become topical following the judgments of the UK Supreme Court in David T Morrison & Co Ltd v ICL Plastics Ltd.