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For the Scottish legal practitioner, questions of prescription and limitation arise almost every day and are often of exceptional importance. Yet in all but the simplest case it is far from straightforward to identify precisely:
Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1999 there have been significant developments in case law and legislation, as well as various amendments to the 1973 Act. This second edition takes account of all of these changes which relate, among other things, to positive prescription, the 2008 European directive on mediation in civil and commercial matters, and the introduction of new limitation periods for proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.