A Scottish contract code?

The Scottish Law Commission is consulting stakeholders on whether in its forthcoming Eighth Programme of Law Reform it should consider the possibility of a draft contract code based on the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR).

The suggested context for this is Scottish Government support for a good business and consumer environment, with clear laws stated in modern terms.  To some extent therefore it picks up on themes suggested in November 2008 by the Business Experts and Law Forum, reported here in Scots Law News.

At the moment the Commission's suggestion is being made only in a circular letter around stakeholders.  Public consultation on the Eighth Programme will follow in the spring.  For more on the DCFR consult our colleagues' efforts at the European Private Law News blog.