It can be difficult to swallow our pride

05 Jun 2017

BLM partner Frank Hughes has authored today's legal column for The Scotsman. Discussing the implementation of the Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016 on 19 June 2017, Frank examines how saying sorry will no longer appear as an admission of wrongdoing but, from this date the Act will allow individuals and organisations to say sorry without being seen as guilty.

Frank says, "The Act protects the part of a statement containing an undertaking to look at the circumstances to prevent a reccurrence. Indeed, the legislation clearly spells out that "in any legal proceedings to which this Act applies, an apology made (outside the proceedings) in connection with any matter is not admissible as evidence of anything relevant to the determination of liability in connection with that matter..."

Franks article has been published in today's The Scotsman - click here to read the full article and to be redirected to the website.

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