The Succession (Scotland) Bill is a Scottish Government bill which was introduced in the Scottish Parliament in June 2015. The law of succession, also known as inheritance law, determines what happens to someone’s property and possessions when he or she dies. This Bill makes provision for changes to a number of specific areas of the existing law.
Stage 3 of the Bill’s parliamentary passage will take place on 28 January 2016. This briefing focuses on the key amendments lodged by the Scottish Government for Stage 3.
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Published: 27 January 2016