Consultation on Judicial Factors

Closes 20 Nov 2019

Opened 28 Aug 2019

Overview

The Report on Judicial Factors (Scot Law Com, No. 233, 2013) including a draft Bill was published by the Scottish Law Commission (“the Commission”)

The main aim of the Bill is to update, simplify and clarify the law relating to judicial factors so that it is fit for purpose and will be of benefit to all those involved, in any capacity, in judicial factories.

In addition, it also seeks views on two issues that were not raised as a part of the Commissions project. The first is the importance of ensuring that appropriate measures are in place so that the estates of missing people can be properly managed. And the second point relates to the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and proposals to improve and assist the Accountant of Court in administration in safeguarding children’s property.

Why We Are Consulting

Consultation is an essential part of the policy making process. It gives us the opportunity to consider your opinion and expertise on a proposed area of work.

We want to ensure that any new legislation on Judicial Factors is fit for purpose and will be of benefit to all those involved, in any capacity, in judicial factories. It is therefore important to hear from anyone involved in any capacity of the process.

This consultation provides an opportunity to further explore aspects of the Commission’s recommendations and to seek views on issues that have not been covered in the Commission’s report.

 

Read the consultation paper. 

Give us your views

Interests

  • Business, Industry and Innovation
  • Children and Families
  • Law and Order