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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 28SConsequential amendments: Scotland

Part 1 SAmendments of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 (c. 41)

1In section 1(2) (intestacy: saving for legal rights or prior rights), after “spouse” insert “ or civil partner ”.S

2In section 2(1)(e) (intestacy: succession rights of surviving spouse)—S

(a)for “or a wife” substitute, “ , wife or civil partner ”, and

(b)after “spouse” insert “ or civil partner ”.

3In section 5(1) (representation on intestacy), for “or spouse” substitute “ , spouse or civil partner ”.S

4In section 8 (prior rights on intestacy in dwelling house and furniture), in subsections (1), (3) and (4), after “spouse” (in each place, including the provisos to subsections (1) and (3)) insert “ or civil partner ”.S

5In section 9 (prior right to financial provision on intestacy)—S

(a)in subsection (1), for “or wife, the surviving spouse” substitute “ , wife or civil partner the survivor ”, and

(b)in the proviso to that subsection and in subsections (2), (3), (4) and (6), after “spouse”, (in each place) insert “ or civil partner ”.

6In section 10(2) (calculation of legal rights), for “jus relicti, jus relictae or legitim” substitute “ legal rights ”.S

7In section 15(2)(a) (transfer of heritage in satisfaction of claim to legal rights or prior rights), after “spouse” insert “ or civil partner ”.S

8In section 16(2) (transfer of interest of tenant notwithstanding condition prohibiting assignation), after “spouse” insert “ or civil partner ”.S

9In section 31(1) (presumption of survivorship in respect of claims to property)—S

(a)after “spouse” insert “ or civil partner ”, and

(b)in paragraph (a), after “wife” insert “ or civil partners to each other ”.

10In section 36(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “prior rights”, after “spouse” insert “ or civil partner ”.S