Category Archives: succession

Inheritance in Scots law, the interaction of prior rights on intestacy and legal rights, and legislative reform

DISCLAIMER: what follows is a technical blog post on an aspect of the Scots law of succession (inheritance). The law of succession comprises the body of rules that apply in any legal system that provides for the flow of property … Continue reading

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The Reform of Succession Law in Scotland: Guest Blog by Roddy Paisley

On Tuesday 22 September, Professor Roddy Paisley gave evidence to the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on the Succession (Scotland) Bill. This deals with technical issues on the law relating to inheritance, with a view to being enacted in … Continue reading

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Consultation on the Law of Succession – Some Thoughts

Let us begin with a variation of an old joke. Tam Reid was a farmer and a shrewd man. Before leaving this mortal coil, he directed that his family should keep his death notice in the local newspaper short. After … Continue reading

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