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Group urges reforms to Scottish civil law

[JURIST] An advisory group created by the Scottish Consumer Council [advocacy website] has called for reforms to the country's civil law system [Scottish Executive backgrounder] that would make the system less costly and more efficient. Scotland's civil law system deals with family, property and other similar issues, but the advisory group has argued that high costs make it impractical for low value claims. MSPs are currently considering family law reforms as part of the Family Law (Scotland) Bill [parliamentary overview], which could give single fathers and gay couples more rights. BBC News has more.

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