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“Latte Levy”

Environmental campaigners including Friends of the Earth Scotland, the Marine Conservation Society and Greenpeace are calling on ministers to ban the use of polystyrene cups as well as introducing a “latte levy”. An advisory group the Expert Panel on Environmental … More

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Scotland Becomes First UK Country to Introduce Pavement Parking Ban

At the moment pavement parking or double parking are not specific offences in Scotland but on 10th October 2019 Scottish Ministers voted in favour of section four of the Transport (Scotland) Bill which contains provisions to prohibit these actions. As … More

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Is Voluntary Registration Still a Good Idea?

I have written before about Voluntary Registration of title. The Registers of Scotland has been tasked with completing the Land Register by 2024. However, this is an unrealistic deadline, despite Keeper Induced Registration and the active encouragement of Voluntary Registration. … More

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From Walls to Wills

It is hard to see where the last eight months have gone. It has all been somewhat of a whirlwind; learning new things, adapting to working life and most importantly debating the correct amount of milk to put in a … More

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Private Landlords

All the obligations with which a Landlord in the private rented sector has to comply are becoming complex and although letting a residential property can provide useful income for the owner, great care must be taken to avoid breaching these … More

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Scotland is Ready to Benefit from Build to Rent

We have all been told of the housing shortage in Scotland but Build to Rent (BtR) until recently has not been embraced. BtR refers to property built for the private rental market, normally owned by an institutional landlord and managed … More

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Scotland Bans Spanking of Children

On 3 October 2019 Scotland became the first country in the UK to ban spanking and other physical punishment for children. This brings the country into line with United Nations recommendations.  Effective from 1990, the United Nations Convention on the … More

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Technology is useful but the Human Element is Key

I don’t want to show my age but when I was trying to buy my first flat I looked every week in the Glasgow Herald where properties for sale were advertised. I think Tuesday may have been property day but … More

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Congratulations to our Newly Qualified Solicitor

We are pleased to announce that Peter McEwan has successfully qualified and joined our Private Client Department as a newly qualified assistant. During his two year traineeship he has gained experience with different departments across the firm acquiring the skills … More

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Can Someone With Dementia Make a Will?

It was World Alzheimer’s Day on the 21 September 2019 offering an opportunity for organisations and individuals to raise awareness of the disease and to do all that we can to support those living with the illness. The generic term … More

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