Insights 22 June 2017

Community Right to Buy rules are extended but remain complex

Community Right to Buy rules are extended but remain complex

Legal changes may have extended the rights for community groups to register an interest to purchase land for community use but it’s still a complex process

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Insights 20 June 2017

Early advice may protect rural tenants’ positions when partnership leases are being terminated

Early advice may protect rural tenants’ positions when partnership leases are being terminated

Andrew Linehan considers the complexities of the process of partnership lease termination and highlights the benefit for tenants who engage with advisors promptly

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Insights 19 June 2017

Divorce: the view from the North

Divorce: the view from the North

Differences between divorce law in Scotland and England mean that the process and outcome may vary significantly depending on where the divorce is decided

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Insights 16 June 2017

The attorney: a key partner in the journey of life

The attorney: a key partner in the journey of life

If someone makes a Power of Attorney (PoA) and asks you to be their attorney, what are your duties and rights?

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Insights 15 June 2017

Dealing with dilapidations – the repairing liability at the expiry of a lease

Dealing with dilapidations – the repairing liability at the expiry of a lease

Dilapidations refers to the process a landlord follows to recover loss due to tenants failing to meet the repairing standard imposed in a commercial lease

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Insights 14 June 2017

How to ensure your child’s summer is a holiday dream when parenting apart

How to ensure your child’s summer is a holiday dream when parenting apart

Nina Taylor, Partner, suggests how separated parents can avoid disputes by ensuring their summer holiday plans suit everyone involved

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Insights 12 June 2017

PSC rules – What’s the position for nominee shareholders of UK companies?

PSC rules – What’s the position for nominee shareholders of UK companies?

Owners of shares in UK companies may no longer be able to shelter behind nominee shareholders due to the new People with Significant Control (PSC) reporting rules

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Insights 9 June 2017

Consent to alterations – what do commercial property tenants need to know?

Consent to alterations – what do commercial property tenants need to know?

Tenants who wish to make changes to the property they occupy should check what is permitted and prevented within their commercial lease

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Insights 6 June 2017

Wedding day peace of mind

Wedding day peace of mind

Prenuptial agreements may not be romantic, but they are a straightforward way to provide clarity on what would happen in the case of divorce

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Insights 6 June 2017

When does sleep count as work?

When does sleep count as work?

Charities must deal with issues around National Minimum Wage and on call workers, writes Ben Doherty, our Head of Employment

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Insights 5 June 2017

Planning for the uncertainties in life

Planning for the uncertainties in life

Ensuring you have your affairs in order can help to avoid unwelcome consequences and give rise to positive benefits

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Insights 31 May 2017

Doubt cast over the importance of serving notices strictly to contract provisions

Doubt cast over the importance of serving notices strictly to contract provisions

Take notice: failure to strictly comply with contractual notice requirements may not render it invalid following a recent Court of Session decision

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