The Scottish Law Commission held launched a public consultation on the law reform work that it should carry out in the future, seeking views on which areas of Scots law are most in need of reform.
- Find out more on the Scottish Law Commission's website
- Read our response
- Read the Eleventh Programme of Law Reform published 31 May 2023
We responded to a Scottish Government consultation seeking the views on the Government’s proposals for delivering Anne’s Law in primary legislation, to ensure that people who live in adult care homes have rights to see and spend time with the people who are important to them.
The Scottish Parliament's COVID-19 Committee issued a consultation seeking views on legislation related to COVID-19, including SSI2020/249: The Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Early Expiry of Provisions) Regulations 2020 and The Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Amendment of Expiry Dates) Regulations 2020.
The EU External Affairs Sub-Committee is undertaking a short inquiry into UK sanctions policy after Brexit.
- View the inquiry on the UK Parliament website
- The Law Society of Scotland's response (July 2017)
- The Law Society of Scotland's briefing issued ahead of the House of Commons debate on Exiting the EU and Sanctions on 19 July 2017
The Scottish Law Commission (SLC) has issued a consultation on their Tenth Programme of Law Reform. The Programme will set out the main areas of law which the SLC intend to review starting in 2018. The SLC will submit the Tenth Programme to Scottish Ministers for approval and laying before the Scottish Parliament.
The UK Government is seeking views on the legal powers needed to continue to be able to impose and implement sanctions upon the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.