26 August 2015
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the Scottish Law Commission offices in Edinburgh today to mark the Commission’s 50th Anniversary in 2015.
The Commission was established in 1965 and has promoted the reform of many areas of Scots Law for half a century.
The Commission examines the law and recommends reforms so that the law is kept up-to-date, meets the needs and expectations of contemporary society. The Commission’s proposals are based on wide consultation and careful analysis.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
To be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Scottish Law Commission is a real tribute to those men and women who have worked tirelessly to promote Scots Law over the years.
The Scottish Law Commission has an excellent record of providing Government with independent advice on the reforms that are needed to improve and update the laws of Scotland to ensure that they reflect the evolving needs of our society. I congratulate the Chair, Commissioners and staff on this important anniversary.”
The Chairman of the Commission, Lord Pentland, said:
It is an honour and a pleasure to welcome the First Minister to the Scottish Law Commission today. The visit signifies the important contribution the Commission has made over the past half century to reforming Scots Law.
It also reflects the key relationships that the Commission has with Scottish Ministers and the Scottish Parliament. Successful law reform depends on a partnership between the country’s independent law reform agency, the government and the legislature and we are fortunate in Scotland to have an extremely good relationship between the three partners.”
— Hector MacQueen (@MacqueenHector) August 26, 2015
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