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Unincorporated Associations

Reforming the law on Scottish unincorporated associations and criminal liability of Scottish partnerships.

In 2009, a Scottish Law Commission Report (the “SLC Report”) included proposals for reforming the law on Associations. The Scotland Office recently conducted a consultation on the proposals which, we are advised, are considered to be broadly beneficial to golf clubs and their members on the basis that they provide greater legal certainty than is presently the case both in terms of i) the legal status of any club in terms of contractual and legal capacity and ii) the rights and liabilities of club office bearers and the general member population, which is of benefit to both those individuals and any third party seeking to engage with a club in a contractual capacity.

> Unincorporated Associations – Briefing for Governing Bodies

> Consultation Response 2012