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Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006


Section 30: Administration of Justice Act 1982: extension of definition of “relative”

49.Under the Administration of Justice Act 1982, it is competent for a “relative” of an injured person to raise a court action for a claim of liability against the responsible person. This section amends the definition of “relative” under the Act to include a same-sex cohabiting partner.

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