The Prescription (Scotland) Bill – some thoughts

This is a wee blog (sign)post, pointing to some work in relation to a current reform project that is before the Scottish Parliament.

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament recently issued a Call for Evidence in relation to the Prescription (Scotland) Bill. Additionally, I was contacted by one of the team involved in this exercise inviting me to go to the Scottish Parliament to give evidence in person on the matter. Flattered as I was by this, my immediate reaction was, “There are better people than me to give evidence on this.” Fortunately, I work with one such person: Dr Andrew Simpson.

Andrew and I then worked up a response to the questions included in the Call. The various responses received can be accessed online here and our response is here (PDF). I understand Andrew will be giving evidence at the Scottish Parliament on 17 April 2018. Accordingly, I will dodge any difficult questions about our response until after that evidence session, but if you do have any comments I would be happy to hear from you.

Oh, and if you are currently a bit confused by all of this and do not really know what this reform exercise is for or perhaps even what prescription is, I would direct you to this SPICe briefing note on the topic.


About basedrones

Bachelor of Laws. Scots lawyer working at the University of Aberdeen. English law qualified. Took far too long to write this bio. Blogs on legal issues, with occasional veering into other purportedly intellectual stuff from time to time. Tweets about legal issues, education, law clinics, fitba, music, rogue cell division and not at all about politics at @MalcolmCombe.
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