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Succession (Scotland) Act 2016

Estate Administration

Section 19 - Confirmation of executors: general exceptions to requirement to find caution

57.Subsection (1) amends the Confirmation of Executors (Scotland) Act 1823 to extend the exemption for spouses from the requirement to obtain caution in certain circumstances to civil partners.

58.Subsection (2) provides powers to Scottish Ministers to make Regulations to add other categories of person to those who do not require to find caution.

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