Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill


About the Bill

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about success fee agreements; to make provision about expenses in civil litigation; to make provision about the offices of the Auditor of the Court of Session, the auditor of the Sheriff Appeal Court and the auditor of the sheriff court; and to make provision about the bringing of civil proceedings on behalf of a group of persons.

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP, on 1 June 2017.

Read the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill and accompanying documents.

Stage 1

The Justice Committee was designated lead committee for the Bill by the Parliamentary Bureau on 13 June 2017.


The Committee issued a call for written evidence on 16 June 2017. The closing date for submissions was Friday 18 August 2017.


In response to the Convener's letter of 7 September 2017, the NHS Central Legal Office has provided the following data on the number of claims made against NHS health boards in Scotland between 2012-2013 and 2016-17.