Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 - Consultation on Commencement Regulations

Closed 14 Oct 2020

Opened 13 Jul 2020

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Overview

The doctrine of prescription serves a vital function in the civil justice system.  Negative prescription sets time-limits for when obligations (and rights), such as obligations under a contract, are extinguished.  The Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018, when commenced, will make a number of changes to the rules of negative prescription, addressing certain issues which have caused or may cause difficulty in practice.  The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of interested parties on the Scottish Government’s proposed commencement regulations.

Why We Are Consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of interested parties on the Scottish Government’s proposed commencement regulations.

Read the consultation paper. 

Interests

  • Law and Order