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  • Glasgow City Council has Issued a Compulsory Purchase Order on 7 flats in Govanhill

    Glasgow City Council has issued a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for seven flats in Westmoreland Street , Govanhill, Glasgow. This is the first time landlords have been forced to sell because they have failed to keep their property in an acceptable condition. Moreover, this will be the first time a whole block with residents will ...
  • I am a Residential Conveyancing Paralegal. Here are some words to the wise….

    …although it is not the wise that needs them! I joined Mitchells Roberton when I was 17 just after leaving school and in 2005 I began working as a legal secretary. I was delighted when I was encouraged by the firm to progress my career in law and started studying at Strathclyde University. I obtained my ...
  • Being an Attorney

    We often hear of the importance of having a Power of Attorney in place but not so much about the duties involved in being someone’s Attorney. It may be flattering to think someone trusts you enough to ask you to be their Attorney but there are certain responsibilities to be taken into account when accepting ...
  • According to the Law Society of Scotland, Scotland’s Cohabitation Laws are in Need of Urgent Reform

    At the moment under current legislation, a surviving cohabitant can only make an application to the court where there is no will following the death of their cohabitant. Also the surviving cohabitant only has six months from the date of death to make an application to court, and the court is under no obligation to ...
  • Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme

    If you want to buy a new build home but can’t afford the total cost, you might be able to get help through the Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme. The scheme is open to first time buyers and existing homeowners and helps with up to 15% of the purchase of a new ...
  • Some Changes the Scottish Government is Thinking about Making to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

    The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 was one of the first laws made by the Scottish Government after it was set up in 1999.It was introduced to protect the rights of adults who cannot make decisions about their own lives. However, a lot has changed in the last 20 years and the Scottish Government ...
  • Cremation or Burial? Who Decides?

    On the 4 April 2019 section 65 of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force and with it a new framework for dictating who decides what is to happen to you after you die. At the moment many people make provisions in their wills regarding their funeral arrangements, for example whether they want ...
  • Estate Agency – The Genuine Article

    We have an excellent Estate Agency Department in our firm, who from the very point of you deciding to sell,to your moving out date will guide you through the whole selling process. It is run by Bridie Gillan with the help of Sharon Lloyd, both of whom are extremely experienced. Most Estate Agents in the High ...
  • Pitter Patter

    In 2018 it was a delight for the firm to welcome 6 babies, ALL BOYS, born to some of our partners and staff members. We now have a five-a-side football team in the making and have had hours of fun meeting these little ones, amidst much oohing and aahing. But my advice to parents or parents-to-be ...
  • Dementia – More Help Is Now Available

    Dementia is relevant to Mitchells Roberton for a number of reasons. Our firm does a lot of work with adults with incapacity. Most of us are all living longer and more and more of us are going to have at some point to deal with someone in our family who has dementia. This often has legal implications. The ...

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