Insights 3 November 2021

Planning change is welcome news for the rural sector

Updates to permitted development rights will make it easier and quicker to erect or convert farm buildings

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Insights 26 October 2021

Where there’s a Will, there’s no way: Widow left out of Mother-in-Law’s out-of-date Will

The law in England and Wales saw an ex-wife inherit under former Mother-in-Law’s Will but Scotland’s succession laws would have meant a different outcome for the family

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Insights 12 October 2021

Scotland’s climate change targets: what legal frameworks are in place?

Susan Law urges landowners and businesses to get to grips with the myriad of legal requirements and consents supporting net zero emissions target

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Insights 6 October 2021

Can you remove an executor as named in a Will from office?

Samantha Miller discusses a case which considers the complexities of removing an executor when relationships breakdown

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Insights 20 September 2021

Creating computer games: Be clear to ensure you’re not left with a legal puzzle

Completing the legalities needed for a computer game is best compared with trying to do a jigsaw: It’s impossible without all the pieces

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Insights 8 September 2021

Top tips for separated families agreeing childcare arrangements

Separating parents have a responsibility to their children to try to agree on arrangements that allow time with both of them and ensure their children’s safety and welfare

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Insights 1 September 2021

Eilish reflects on the highs and lows of her Tokyo experience

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 may have brought challenges and disappointments but Eilish shares her pride in her achievements and reveals her future goals

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Insights 13 August 2021

Funeral costs, wishes, and what happens when nobody knows your wishes

People may not want to think about planning for their own funeral but preparing can help ensure your wishes are followed and reduce costs left for your loved ones

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Insights 28 July 2021

Case review: Whaling Fraud - Who’s on the hook?

The Court of Session’s decision highlights why businesses shouldn’t look to play the ‘blame game’ when things go wrong

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Insights 7 July 2021

How can executors manage a situation where beneficiaries are missing?

The number of unclaimed estates in Scotland is higher than ever – an executors’ role includes distribution to beneficiaries which is not always straightforward

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Insights 1 July 2021

Court accepts informal form of notice for commercial lease in recent tacit relocation case

Commercial landlords and tenants should note from this decision that if either party wishes to end a lease it’s advisable for written notice to be sen...

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