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Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)3-47
Number of pages45
JournalScottish Parliamentary Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2016


A description and analysis of the progress of the Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Bill through the Scottish Parliament in 2014 and 2015, as the first Bill to be passed under the special Scottish Law Commission Bills procedure in the Parliament's Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee. There is also comparison with the equivalent Westminster procedure for Law Commission Bills, and discussion of the prospects for the Succession (Scotland) Bill, introduced in June 2015 and passed in February 2016 as the second Bill under the new Scottish procedure.

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  • Law reform, Scottish Parliament, Scottish Law Commission, Law Commission Bill procedure

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