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Scottish law is one of the three legal systems that make up UK law, along with English law and Irish law. Scottish solicitors are regulated by the Law Society of Scotland, and the legal system is very complex due to the various groups that have occupied Scotland during its history.


Scottish courts recognize both common and civil law, which are drawn from legislation, legal precedent, specific academic writings, and custom. Although Scottish law remains fundamentally different than the rest of the United Kingdom, it is influenced not just by the Scottish Parliament, but by the UK Parliament and now by the European Union as well.

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Accessing Scottish law help online


Some of the Scots law questions answered on JustAnswer include:


  • Can the form G9 be completed by us personally?
  • During a formal grievance with my employer, a manager lied and said he had spoken to a lawyer when in fact no lawyer had been contacted. Does this constitute fraud?
  • Can you explain the difference between general damages and special damages?
  • Can you give me a detailed step-by-step guide to ordering an action for division and sale of a property?

The Scottish legal expert will need some specific information from you. Before you start your session, you should be prepared to answer any questions regarding:


  • What is the dispute about?
  • Who are the people involved in the dispute ?
  • When did the dispute occur ?
  • What were the key events and their timeline?
  • What is the current status of the dispute?
  • What is the outcome you’re seeking
  • Any legal documents pertaining to the dispute

This information will help the Expert answer your question promptly and accurately.