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Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1968

1968 CHAPTER 70

An Act to amend the law of Scotland relating to succession to the property of deceased persons in cases of illegitimacy; to confer on illegitimate persons in Scotland to legitim out of their deceased parents’ estates; to amend the law of Scotland with respect to the construction of certain provisions of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 to tenancies of crofts; to amend the law of evidence in civil proceedings in Scotland; to re-enact, with amendments, the provisions of certain enactments relating to the duration of liferents in Scotland; to amend section 15(1) of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964; further to amend the law of Scotland relating to prorogation of the jurisdiction of the sheriff court; to remove a restriction on the extent of land in Scotland which a trade union may purchase or take upon lease and otherwise deal with; and for purposes connected with the maters aforesaid.

25th October 1968.X1

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X1The text of ss. 1–4, 7, 8, 19, 22, Sch. 1, Sch. 2 Pt. I paras. 22–29, Pt. II (in part) and Sch. 3 was taken from SIF Group 116:2 (Succession: Confirmation, Scotland); ss. 5, 6, 22(1)(2)(4)(5) from SIF Group 49:8 (Family Law: Legitimacy and Age of Majority, Scotland); ss. 9–17, 22(1)(2)(4)(5) from SIF Group 47 (Evidence) and ss. 1–3, 16, 18–21, 22(1)(2)(4)(5), Sch. 1, Sch. 2 Pt. I, Sch. 3 from SIF Group 128 (Trusts and Liferents, Scotland); Provisions ommitted from SIF have been dealt with as referred to in other commentary.

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C1Words of enactment omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

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I1Act partly in force at 25.11.1968 see s. 22(5), Act wholly in force at 1.1.1969

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