Scottish Law Questions? Ask a Scots Lawyer
I am a Scots lawyer. The term rescind means to revoke or cancel. It is typically a unilateral term which means that in this situation whether you agree or not, the Board can agree to rescind the letter which would render it pro non scripto. It doesn't require their lawyers; lawyers are only agents. It doesn't require reasons although from your point of view it would be preferable that reasons are given. That is not something that you will have control of, however, and I would say the rescission of the letter would be a result from your point of view as it records the withdrawal of the allegations. I hope this helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
It's a question of evidence and exactly what is being suggested. If the allegations are being withdrawn you want evidence of this. If the minutes read that the allegations are being withdrawn absolutely and not just because of the expense of pursuing then a copy of the minute would suffice. If you aren't given a copy of th minute then you should try to get a letter. Again the lawyer issue is irrelevant.
1. The consequences of the two year period would have to be taken up in a court as an action for defamation if that was thought to be appropriate. 2. The words rescinding the allegations will be taken as they read; there is no law prescribing what has to be said other than the English language. If for example the minute says that the Board are withdrawing the allegations that that is what is meant. If, on the other hand, the minute says that the Board are taking no further steps as guards the allegations then that has an entirely different meaning.
Rescinded and held to be pro non scripto would be better, but yes, that is correct.