The law of succession, also known as inheritance law, determines what happens to somebody’s property and possessions when he or she dies. This briefing considers the Succession (Scotland) Bill introduced in the Scottish Parliament in June 2015. This Bill makes provision for changes to some specific areas of the existing law.
Separately, the Scottish Government is consulting on more wide-ranging reforms to the law of succession. For an overview of this topic, along with a summary of key aspects of the existing law, see the separate SPICe Briefing entitled ‘Inheritance Law in Scotland’ (Harvie-Clark 2015)
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Published: 26 August 2015