Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

 

Outcome: E

A Bill to allow and to make provision for regulating the supply of certain legal services by licensed entities; to extend rights to obtain confirmation to the estates of deceased persons; to make provision concerning the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates and for the professional arrangements to which solicitors and advocates are subject; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 9 November 2010.

Stage 1

Lead committee: Justice Committee

Stage 1 report

The Bill was also considered by the following committees:

Finance Committee:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

The Stage 1 debate took place on 28 April 2010.

Chamber proceedings at Stage 1 (28 April 2010):

The Bill passed Stage 1 on 28 April 2010.

The deadline for completion of Stage 1 was 30 April 2010.

Stage 2

The Bill was referred to the Justice Committee at Stage 2.

8 June 2010 (Consideration of amendments, Day 1)

15 June 2010 (Consideration of amendments, Day 2)

22 June 2010 (Consideration of amendments, Day 3)

29 June 2010 (Consideration of amendments, Day 4)

Stage 2 was completed on 29 June 2010.

The deadline for completion of Stage 2 was 1 July 2010.

After Stage 2

The Subordinate Legislation Committee considered the delegated powers in this Bill after Stage 2.

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

21 September 2010

SPICe briefing on Bill (Parliamentary Consideration prior to Stage 3):

Stage 3

The Stage 3 debate was held on 6 October 2010.

Chamber proceedings at Stage 3 (6 October 2010):

The Bill passed Stage 3 on 6 October 2010.

The following volume, published on 18 February 2014, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:

Royal Assent

The Bill received Royal Assent on 9 November 2010.

Passage of the Bill: