|Scottish Government Proceeds with Reform of Succession Law|
The Scottish Government is to amend several key areas of succession law following last year's consultation.
The amendments are part of a larger programme of Scottish succession law reform and include:
Certain other recommendations in the original Scottish Law Commission report in 2009 were either rejected or put on hold while further consultation is conducted.
Those put on hold are:
It also confirmed it has no plans to implement any part of the EU Succession Regulation 2012 into law.
The Scottish government's wider programme of succession law reform envisages the abolition of the traditional distinction between movable and immovable property. Part of the reform is to ensure that all children are treated equally when it comes to inheriting land, which is an important aspect of the Scottish government's plans for land reform and intervention against large landed estates. These and other more controversial issues will be consulted on this year.
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Published on our website on Jun.19, 2015