Govan Law Centre’s Parliamentary & Social Policy (PSP) Unit undertakes the drafting of legislation within the Parliaments of the United Kingdom and Scotland and can provide legal advice on a wide range of social policy issues.

We undertake drafting of private member bills, 10 minute rule bills, amendments to Scottish and UK Government legislation, so long as proposed law reform is designed to alleviate poverty, tackle social or some other form of human disadvantage or discrimination, or promote democracy and community participation in the UK political process.

Our service is provided on a not for profit, cost only, basis for charities, voluntary organisations and trade unions, subject to resources. We may also be able to assist individual MPs and MSPs in bill projects which fall within the strategic policy objectives of the Govan Law Centre Trust.

After government, we have written more parliamentary bills than anyone else in Scotland. We use both UK and Scottish parliaments to improve the fight poverty and disadvantage

Campaign update

Govan Law Centre gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Economy Committee and helped persuade the Scottish Government to withdraw the draft Bankruptcy Fees (Scotland) Order 2017, which would have seen some fees against homeowners increase by almost 200%. We recently provided an in-house Solicitor Advocate service for clients undertaking urgent petitions for judicial[…]

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