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Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016

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Section 4 – No retrospective effect

17.Section 4 provides that the Act only applies to apologies made after section 1 of the Act comes into force, and only to legal proceedings which began after section 1 was commenced (even if the matters apologised for took place earlier). As such, the Act will have no retrospective application.

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