Faculty of Advocates: Considerable confusion …

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Particular aspects of the law potentially in need of reform have been highlighted by the Faculty of Advocates in a submission to the Scottish Law Commission.

In its response to the Commission’s request for suggested projects for its ninth programme of law reform due to run from next January, Faculty has collected a number of issues which its members have identified as arising in practice.

One area is the question of looking after the interests of children involved in court proceedings. Differing practice across Scotland, the advocates say, has contributed to “considerable confusion as to the roles of a [court-appointed] reporter and a curator ad litem appointed at common law”, and the appointment, role and powers of curators ad litem at common law “would be worthy of the Commission’s consideration”.

The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland