Public Policy Engagement

Public Policy Engagement

Consultation Responses

See below for details of responses to consultations and calls for evidence submitted by members of the Centre for Scots Law. Responses can be accessed by clicking on links in the relevant entries. For further information, please contact Dr Alisdair MacPherson.

2022-2023

Scottish Parliament (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee) Consultation on Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill Submitted Response (September 2022) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Dr Chike Emedosi, Prof Donna McKenzie Skene and Prof Roddy Paisley

2021-2022

Scottish Law Commission Consultation on Eleventh Programme of Law ReformSubmitted Response (July 2022) – Dr Jonathan Ainslie, Prof Pete Duff, Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Mr Scott Styles, Ms Jean Wilke, Prof Adelyn Wilson and Ms Kirsty Wilson

Scottish Law Commission Discussion Paper on Damages for Personal Injury - Submitted Response (June 2022) - Dr Jonathan Ainslie 

Scottish Law Commission Discussion Paper on Heritable Securities: Default and Post-DefaultSubmitted Response (March 2022) – Dr Chike Emedosi, Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Prof Donna McKenzie Skene and Dr Euan West

Scottish Parliament Social Justice and Social Security Committee Inquiry on Low Income and Debt ProblemsSubmitted Response (March 2022) – Prof Donna McKenzie Skene and Dr Alisdair MacPherson

Scottish Parliament Consultation on the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill – Submitted Response (February 2022) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson

Scottish Law Commission Consultation on Draft Leases (Automatic Continuation etc.) (Scotland) BillSubmitted Response (January 2022) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Prof Donna McKenzie Skene

Scottish Government Consultation on Legal Services Regulation Reform in ScotlandSubmitted Response (December 2021) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Prof Donna McKenzie Skene

Scottish Law Commission on Discussion Paper on the Mental Element in Homicide - Submitted Response (October 2021) - Dr Ilona Cairns and Dr Elizabeth Shaw,

Scottish Government Consultation on Covid Recovery: Public Health, Services and Justice System ReformsSubmitted Response (October 2021) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Prof Donna McKenzie Skene

2020-2021

Scottish Parliament Consultation on Covid-19 Legislation: Next StepsSubmitted Response (February 2021) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene

Registers of Scotland Consultation on Digital Submission Services – Submitted Response (January 2021) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson

UK Government Call for Evidence on Access to Cash – Submitted Response (November 2020) – Dr Burcu Yüksel Ripley, Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene

Law Commission (of England and Wales) Consultation on Consumer Sales Contracts: Transfer of OwnershipSubmitted Response (October 2020) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene and Dr Euan West

Scottish Government Consultation on the Future of the Land Court and the Lands TribunalSubmitted Response (October 2020) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene

Scottish Law Commission Invitation to Comment on Tacit Relocation – Submitted Response (October 2020) – Dr Douglas Bain, Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene

UK Government Call for Evidence on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications and Regulation of ProfessionsSubmitted Response (October 2020) – Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene and Dr Alisdair MacPherson

Scottish Parliament Heat Networks (Scotland) BillNotes and Submission (August 2020) – Prof Roderick Paisley

2019-2020

Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee Consultation on COVID-19: Economic RecoverySubmitted Response (July 2020) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene and Dr Euan West

Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee Consultation on COVID-19: Impact on Businesses and WorkersSubmitted Response (July 2020) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene

Scottish Law Commission Discussion Paper on Aspects of Family Law: Cohabitation (DP No 170)Submitted Response (June 2020) – Dr Ilona Cairns, Dr Thomas Green, Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Prof Margaret Ross, Dr Susan Stokeld and Dr Euan West

Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee Consultation on COVID-19: Impact on Scotland’s Businesses, Workers and EconomySubmitted Response (May 2020) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene

Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee Inquiry on Reform of the Law on Moveable TransactionsSubmitted Response (April 2020) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene and Dr Euan West

Scottish Government Consultation on Changes Introduced by Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014Submitted Response (January 2020) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene, Prof Roddy Paisley and Dr Euan West

Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee Inquiry on Protected Trust DeedsSubmitted Response (December 2019) – Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene, Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Prof Roddy Paisley

UK Government Northern Ireland Office Abortion Law Framework ConsultationSubmitted Response (December 2019) – Dr Robert Taylor and Dr Adelyn Wilson

Scottish Government Consultation on Scottish Crown Estate: Strategic Management PlanSubmitted Response (November 2019) – Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene, Ms Anne-Michelle Slater and Dr Alisdair MacPherson

Scottish Government Consultation on Judicial FactorsSubmitted Response (November 2019) – Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene and Dr Alisdair MacPherson

Insolvency Service Call for Evidence on Regulation of Insolvency PractitionersSubmitted Response (October 2019) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene

Scottish Law Commission Discussion Paper on Heritable Securities: Pre-default (DP No 168)Submitted Response (September 2019) – Mr Malcolm Combe, Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene and Dr Euan West

Scottish Government Consultation on the Right to Buy Land to Further Sustainable DevelopmentSubmitted Response (September 2019) – Mr Malcolm Combe, Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene

2018-2019

UK Government Consultation on Corporate Transparency and Register ReformSubmitted Response (July 2019) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Donna McKenzie Skene, incorporating comments by Prof Abbe Brown, Mr Malcolm Combe and Prof Roy Partain

Scottish Government Consultation on the Law of SuccessionSubmitted Response (May 2019) – Dr Douglas Bain, Dr Ilona Cairns, Mr Malcolm Combe, Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Prof Roddy Paisley, Dr Andrew Simpson and Dr Euan West

HMRC Consultation on Protecting Your Taxes in InsolvencySubmitted Response (May 2019) – Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Ms Donna McKenzie Skene

Scottish Parliamentary Working Group Report on Tenement MaintenanceSubmitted Response (March 2019) – Dr Douglas Bain, Mr Malcolm Combe, Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene, Prof Roddy Paisley and Dr Andrew Simpson

Scottish Law Commission Consultation on Draft Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill – Submitted Response (February 2019) – Dr Douglas Bain, Mr Malcolm Combe, Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene, Prof Roddy Paisley and Dr Andrew Simpson

UK Parliament Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Parliament and the Constitution Inquiry (Ref PAC 12)Submitted Response (December 2018) – Dr Robert Taylor and Dr Adelyn Wilson

UK Parliament Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry on Northern Ireland Abortion law (Ref ANI0261)Submitted Response (December 2018) – Dr Robert Taylor and Dr Adelyn Wilson

Scottish Law Commission Discussion Paper on Aspects of Leases (Termination) (DP No 165)Submitted Response (October 2018) – Dr Douglas Bain, Mr Malcolm Combe, Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene and Dr Andrew Simpson