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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Mannai Investment Co Ltd v Eagle Star Assurance Co Ltd

Two recent (at time of writing) cases have provided a reminder of the importance of getting basic details correct in leases and formal notices relating to leases, and underlined the ongoing relevance of the House of Lords judgment Mannai Investment Co Ltd v Eagle Star Assurance Co Ltd [1997] AC 749.

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Litigation in Scotland: New Simple Procedure Rules

Scotland’s civil courts are currently going through a period of historic reform aimed at modernising the civil justice system to make it more efficient and less expensive. As part of this on-going process, new simple procedure rules were recently published that will replace the current small claims procedure for cases that value £5,000 or less.

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Neighbours take High Hedge Dispute to Scottish Government

The High Hedges (Scotland) Act has been brought into use to help resolve a dispute between neighbours over the height of a hedge, reports the Telegraph.

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Personal Injury Litigation in Scotland: Time-bar in historic child abuse cases

Over recent years, there has been an increased acknowledgement that the time-bar on seeking damages for historic abuse is restricting access to civil justice, particularly in those cases where abuse may have been facilitated by the systemic failures of bodies and institutions legally responsible for the care of children.

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