Author Archives: Mitchells Roberton


November 2017 – “What’s in a name?”

When a child is born its birth must be officially registered within 21 days. Generally, part and parcel of that registration process is recording the child’s name. Anyone whose birth is registered in Scotland may apply for a change of … More

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Mitchells Roberton appointed to Business Loans Scotland legal services framework

Mitchells Roberton have been chosen as one of three law firms appointed to advise member councils on the preparation of loan agreements securing lending to SMEs by Business Loans Scotland, the national successor to the East of Scotland Investment Fund. … More

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October 2017 – “To boldly go” New private residential tenancy agreements – Model Agreements

The Bullet Point Updates for April and May 2016 gave an outline of the radical re-vamp of private residential tenancies under the Private Housing (Tenancies)(Scotland) Act 2016) (“the new Act”) and the July 2017 BPU touched on an aspect of … More

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Mitchells Roberton and Kerr Barrie agree merger

One of Scotland’s oldest established law firms is set to undertake a further strategic merger which will enhance and expand its traditional family and commercial legal services while maintaining its trademark personal attention. Glasgow-based Mitchells Roberton, which can trace its … More

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September 2017 – Latin Tag Axed. Third Party Rights Reborn

The Contract (Third Party Rights)(Scotland) Bill (“the Bill”) The Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 21st September. 109 votes were cast in favour; there were no votes against; and no abstentions. Something so uncontroversial does sound a bit … More

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January 2017 – Charities becoming SCIOs (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Association)

There are over 24,000 charities registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (“OSCR”). These come in all shapes and sizes and are constituted in various forms. In the main, charities will be set up in the form of … More

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December 2016 – New residential tenancy forms from 1 December 2016

(in particular: new Forms AT5 for short assured tenancies; AT6 for assured tenancies; and Tenant Information Packs)  This Note gives some background to the new forms of AT5, AT6 and Tenant Information Packs which must be used for “short assured” … More

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November 2016 – Sorry – Not the Hardest Word

The Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”) will be fully in force by the middle of next month (just in time for Christmas). What is the Act for? The Parliamentary Policy Memorandum relating to the Act sets out the policy … More

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Adie Hunter

The Directors of Mitchells Roberton Ltd are pleased to announce another expansion of the Company. The firm of Adie Hunter of 15 Newton Terrace, Glasgow, G3 7PJ, will merge with us with effect from 3 March 2017 under the name … More

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October 2016 – Executor Appointment Changes

Introduction  Something was said about the new Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 in the Bullet Point Updates for February and March this year. This update focuses on one particular aspect of the changes concerning the procedures for the executors appointed under … More

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