Prospects and Possibilities

Yvonne Evans (Lead / Corresponding author)

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After a long wait, we have the Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill to mull over. The proposed legislation will repeal the centenarian Trusts (Scotland) Act 1921 and replace many other provisions relating to trusts and succession. The Bill is largely the product of the Scottish Law Commission’s extensive work in this area, beginning in 2003. This article will evaluate some of the most significant changes and updates to Scots trusts law proposed in the Bill. It will also discuss additional or alternative powers and provisions which have been proposed during the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee’s Consultation period, in particular an express power for trustees to consider environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) aims in furtherance of the trust purposes, when making investment decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-397
Number of pages7
JournalEdinburgh Law Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023


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