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Non-Executive Directors – Duties and Liabilities.

A non-executive director is a member of the board of directors of a company or organisation but not a member of the executive management team. The non-executive director’s role is basically to provide the board with dispassionate and objective criticism. … More

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Dissipation

In Scotland, where divorce proceedings are commenced, the court will generally not take into account the conduct of one spouse when dividing up the matrimonial property between the parties. However, there is an exception to this established rule where one … More

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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 … More

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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 … More

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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 … More

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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 … More

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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 … More

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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 … More

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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 … More

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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 … More

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