Stewart Stevenson MSP

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Stewart Stevenson MSP

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  • Member for: Banffshire and Buchan Coast
  • Region: North East Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Stewart is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

Member of the Conveners Group

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Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Stewart Stevenson (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP) Thank you very much, convener. I have listened carefully to what has been said and I hope that I have understood it. I am looking at a submission from the Faculty of Advocates. It may be that there is a difference between English and Scots law that accounts for my not hearing you say anything about ...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Stewart Stevenson Forgive me—I want to be as clear as a layperson can be. The concept of dating is that the legal effect of the two signed copies starts only when the documents are dated. Will you describe how dating happens? Who is party to it? Have there been cases in which the absence of dating or a question about...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Stewart Stevenson So there is a contract, either implicit or explicit, between the signatories and the lawyer acting on their behalf, because the lawyer is giving effect to the dating.



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Stewart Stevenson I am sorry to be so pernickety—I am kind of known for it—but if I have understood you correctly, we are talking about a third lawyer who has a responsibility to both sets of parties to the contract. Is that correct?



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Stewart Stevenson Thank you.



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Stewart Stevenson Yes. I just wanted to ask whether consideration had been given to the use of electronic signatures that relate to the document—in other words, electronic signatures that validate that the document is a particular version. That would allow a quick comparison of electronic signatures rather than someo...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Stewart Stevenson Right. I am available on consultancy at about £1,000 a day, so there we are.

I move on to the case of Mercury Tax Group v HM Revenue and Customs, and the Law Society’s practice note, which you indicated in your introductory remarks that you were party to.

To what extent are you...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Stewart Stevenson I suspect that we may know as much as we need to, but if you can briefly make a few bullet points I would be better informed.



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Stewart Stevenson Let me develop a little point from that. You are clearly discussing the legal link between the signed page—pre-signed, in some cases—and the document. How is that legal link created? It sounded to a layperson a little haphazard, potentially. Has it been tested by any case law thus far?



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Stewart Stevenson Forgive me for asking this question—I may regret asking it. We are talking about the communication method being electronic. When it was all paper and wet ink, how was it possible to know that the page that held the signature, which was part of the contract, related to the contract if, for the sake o...
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S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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YesCarried

S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-10600: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10473: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10312: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10244: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, Date Lodged: 05/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10243: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, Date Lodged: 05/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10200: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10089: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09510: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08833: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, Date Lodged: 23/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08832: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, Date Lodged: 23/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03478: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03434: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03140: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03048: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02929: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02882: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02713: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18081: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18075: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/11/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18045: Stewart Stevenson, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2013 Show Full Question >>