Thursday, 8 November 2012

UK: Scotland: Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill introduced in Parliament

The Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill 2012-13 was introduced in the House of Lords earlier this week by Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC (the Advocate General for Scotland) and received its first reading: see here. The Bill provides, amongst other things, that a partnership will be capable of prosecution after its dissolution. It is based on recommendations made by the Scottish Law Commission (about which see here, pdf), following the High Court of Justiciary opinion Balmer v HM Advocate [2008] HCJAC 44, 2008 SLT 799.

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