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PE01412: Bond of Caution

Justice

Petitioner: Bill McDowell

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 14 November 2011

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend the law of succession to end the requirement for a Bond of Caution by an executor-dative when seeking confirmation of any intestate estate.

Petition History:

Summary:

29 November 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 29 November 2011

21 February 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 21 February 2012 (429KB pdf)

15 May 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 15 May 2012 (378KB pdf)

4 September 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 4 September 2012 (317KB pdf)

13 November 2012: The Committee agreed to await publication of the Scottish Government’s consultation on succession law. Link to Official Report 13 November 2012 (438KB pdf)

12 November 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 12 November 2013 (538KB pdf)

18 February 2014: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 18 February 2014 (463KB pdf)

20 May 2014: The Committee agreed to defer consideration of the petition until after the Scottish Government announces its next legislative programme. Link to Official Report 20 May 2014 (491KB pdf)

26 January 2016: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 26 January 2016

8 March 2016: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the Scottish Government has set out its intention to remove the requirement to obtain a bond of caution. Link to Official Report 8 March 2016  

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