Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog post revisits the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Act 2021, an important piece of as yet unimplemented legislation from the end of Session 5 of the Scottish Parliament. It also explores the potential need for wider-ranging reforms in this area and highlights an interesting law reform project by the Scottish Law Commission.
Reading Time: 3 minutes On 14 September 2023, the Scottish Parliament’s Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee published its first EU law tracker report. The report is the first of a series of reports commissioned to support the Parliament’s scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s commitment to EU alignment.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog post looks at the Children (Scotland) Act 2020, an important piece of Scottish Government legislation from Session 5 of the Scottish Parliament. For the most part, the Act is unimplemented, and it is unclear when it will be brought fully into force. This is likely to be disappointing to some stakeholders.
Reading Time: 24 minutes This blog provides a summary and analysis of the 2023-24 Programme for Government.
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog provides an update on the status of the National Care Service Bill which was introduced in June 2022.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Forensic mental health services specialise in the assessment, treatment and risk management of people with a mental disorder who are currently undergoing, or have previously
Reading Time: 6 minutes A look at Court of Session ruling on Judicial Review of the revised statutory guidance produced by the Scottish Ministers under section 7 of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog gives an update on new fireworks legislation, the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill (Scotland) Act 2022.
Reading Time: 17 minutes An extended blogpost on the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill, looking ahead to Stage 3.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A look at mental health and adults with incapacity legislation.