Succession (Scotland) Act 2016

Succession is what happens to someone’s estate when they die and The Scottish Government has introduced new legislation relating to this in Scotland in the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016.

There have been changes regarding the effect of divorce on a Will, rectification of a Will, survivorship and estate administration amongst other changes.

We are able to guide you on the technical aspects of the Bill. More information can be found on the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 on the Scottish Government website

If you would like legal advice on the new Act please contact our experienced Executry Department on 0131 556 5522 or email