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Can someone take civil action against

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Can someone take civil action against you in Scotland if they suspect you of theft but do not have proof

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

Yes, anyone can take the civil action against another party where they have suffered loss as a result of a theft. The action would be for recovery of the money or other items stolen.

However the pursuing party has to prove his case on a balance of probabilities. If there is no evidence then he will have no case and the claim will fail.

Happy to discuss further.

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