Insights 23 June 2021

What to consider when buying land for forestry

A purchaser of forestry can avoid unwelcome issues when it comes to realising the investment by fully investigating the following key areas at the outset

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Insights 11 June 2021

Employers risk criminal and civil penalties if they commit furlough fraud

The Government is cracking down on employers who are erroneously or fraudulently claiming money from the furlough scheme

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Insights 7 June 2021

Telecoms Code appeal decision may prompt operators' requests for lease changes

The Court of Session's appeal decision on renegotiating telecoms leases may lead to more requests from telecoms operators for site providers to agree ...

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Insights 28 May 2021

The new Scots law of defamation in 2021

On 21 April 2021 the old common law of defamation in Scotland was replaced by the Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Act 2021 bringing th...

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Insights 8 April 2021

Tying the knot again? Think about these simple steps

If you’re remarrying, there are legal and financial planning issues you may want to look at – to protect family harmony and financial security

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Insights 8 April 2021

It pays to be reasonable on masks and the vaccine

Covid-19 has raised questions around whether facemasks and vaccinations can be made compulsory - don’t let principle stand in the way of good sense

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Insights 8 April 2021

Co-parenting: get set for the new normal

As lockdown exit gathers pace, separated and divorced parents will once again have to adapt their co-parenting arrangements

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Insights 8 April 2021

Protect your digital assets – in death as well as life

With most of us living much of our lives online at the moment, have you ever wondered what happens to all these online accounts when someone dies?

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Insights 8 April 2021

Recent legal cases are big news for trustees

For charities and their trustees, the ‘charity test’ is getting harder to judge, as a recent legal decision has highlighted

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Insights 8 April 2021

The touchscreen is mightier than the sword – or riskier

The law on defamation is being tidied up in Scotland, but beware, it’s still surprisingly easy to get yourself in hot water on social media and review platforms

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Insights 8 April 2021

R&A is the hot topic in the countryside. What is it?

For landowners and tenant farmers, this spring brought important legal changes on how to ‘relinquish’ (or surrender) a secure tenancy

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Insights 8 April 2021

Cohabiting: the dangers around unequal deposits

If you’re buying property with your partner, a simple agreement upfront could help you avoid a classic mistake and also keep things clear and amicable

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