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STOP PRESS!!! - Succession (Scotland) Bill

By SLAS Spokesperson

The draft Bill now before Parliament proposes extensive changes to the law of succession in Scotland.  Many exisitng wills may be affected.  The Scottish Government has called for evidence as to the terms of this Bill to be submitted by 7th August 2015.  Practising solicitors are possibly in the best position to give relevant evidence.  All SLAS members are invited to study the terms of the Bill and to make their views known by email to  We will meet at 4pm in Glasgow on 30th July 2015 at the SLAS Offices at 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow when we will consider the members' views an prepare a joint submssion of evdience.  Please contact the secretary beforehand if you wish to attend this meeting.  The tems of this Bill can be found on the Scottish Parliament website or thorugh the link on our own website at  


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I think we should have further consultation on this big subject and ask the parliament for a delay so we have more time to put our thoughts together. I cannot tell from what I have read what is the theme behind the changes.

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