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Extinction of claims reform: A repeat prescription?


On 5th September, the First Minister of Scotland delivered her Programme for Government 2017/18 and set out the key legislation which will be introduced to parliament in the coming year.

Included in that Programme is the implementation of the Scottish Law Commission's recommendations for the reform of the law on extinction of claims under Scot law (known as "prescription"). This article examines what those recommendations are and what effect it may have.