Scottish Law Commission


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Scottish Law Commission

the body that reviews Scots law with a view to its systematic development and reform, including the codification of law, the elimination of anomalies, the repeal of obsolete and unnecessary enactments and the modernization of the law. The Commission comprises a chairman and four other commissioners, appointed by the Scottish Minister.
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DEFAMATION A Bill will take forward Scottish Law Commission recommendations to simplify the rules.
In fact, they are so flawed, that the Scottish Law Commission and the Law Commission of England and Wales (independent bodies established to make recommendations to government to reform the law in England and Wales and in Scotland) are conducting a public consultation on their provisional proposals to reform the law governing surrogacy.
Fortunately this legal doctrine of "silent renewal" may be reformed soon, following the Scottish Law Commission's publication of a paper last year in response to business concerns on the very issue.
A new consultation on defamation - the damaging of an individual's reputation through false communication - follows a report by the Scottish Law Commission which made 49 recommendations to simplify legislation.
The Scottish Law Commission has recently issued a discussion paper, dealing with a number of aspects of the law of leases, and especially the termination of commercial leases.
Between 1997 and 2003, he was a part time Law Commissioner at the Scottish Law Commission.
The Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission recently reported to governments on locations where roads, footpaths and farm tracks cross railway lines.
It is part of one of 50 Acts which should be partly repealed along with a total of 817 whole Acts, the joint report by the Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission said.
The Scottish Law Commission last week ruled that the double jeopardy rule - which prevents suspects being tried twice for the same crime - can be overhauled.
A spokesman for the Scottish Law Commission said: "It is important for the reform of Scots law that we look to other countries for ideas about how the law might be reformed."
A further 68 Acts would be partially struck out under recommendations made in January by The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission in January.
"The conclusion that the amount of damages for an injury actionable by the lex causae must be determined according to the lex fori was to be left untouched is confirmed by the [1990] Report of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission ...

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