Insights 9 May 2017

Cohabitees miss out on more than cake and gifts

Cohabiting couples are often surprised by their lack of rights compared to married couples. A cohabitation agreement (or wedding) can prevent unwelcome shocks

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Insights 2 May 2017

Shared equity scheme to help first-time buyers get onto the property ladder

The Scottish Government’s 'Golden Share' shared equity scheme may be able to help first-time buyers purchase their first home

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Insights 26 April 2017

Executor landlords – what are your obligations?

An executor’s role may include stepping into a landlord’s shoes if the deceased owns property which they rent out to tenants

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Insights 20 April 2017

Do you need help with later life issues?

If you or your family want to make decisions about additional assistance for later life, you should be informed of all the options available

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Insights 13 April 2017

Leave courtroom dramas to TV and film sets

A day in court is rarely the best way to resolve divorce, separation, contact or family business disputes

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Insights 11 April 2017

Changing a croft is far from a walk in the park

A recent court case concerning crofting law has ramifications for crofters and also non-crofters looking to buy property in some parts of rural Scotland

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Insights 5 April 2017

The gig economy – the importance of defining working relationships

The rising status of the term ”gig economy” and recent tribunal cases highlight the importance of determining a person’s employment status

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Insights 27 March 2017

A gift too good to be true?

Why gifting your home to the next generation is a complex decision to be planned with caution and care

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Insights 24 March 2017

Business owners urged to check use classes when changing property purpose

Business owners seeking to make property alterations should check permitted changes of use before purchasing or leasing

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Insights 20 March 2017

Civil partnership for heterosexual couples?

It’s important that couples understand the differences between marriage, civil partnership or living together when making decisions about their relationship

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Insights 17 March 2017

Redundancy can be discrimination following a return from maternity leave

The EAT finds that redundancy after a woman’s return to work following maternity leave is indirect discrimination

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