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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.

Summary Dilligence

In Scotland, the group tasked with enforcing judgments (and some other debts) are Sheriff Officers, or Messengers-at-Arms for the Court of Session.  Usually, their role begins once you have had your day in court and been awarded your decree (judgment).  However, it is possible on occasion to have Sheriff Officers proceed with enforcement action on the strength of some other documents, such as guarantees or leases.  This article will focus on those other documents.

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Recent UK Supreme Court Cases

This post focuses on three recent UK Supreme Court decisions – Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited [2015] UKSC 72, Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi, and ParkingEye Limited v Beavis [2015] UKSC 67. The latter two cases related to the same legal principles.

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Reform in the Private Rented Sector: The Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill

The Scottish Government have recently published the Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill providing an overview of the proposed developments in a sector where the need for more regulation has been inevitable for some time. The proposed changes are intended to provide tenants with ‘greater security and stability in their home and community’ as well as providing reassurance to Landlords that their Tenants will treat their property as a long-term home rather than somewhere temporary.  It is also likely to be the case that the Private Rented Sector in Scotland will see the Bill replace short assured tenancy and assured tenancy for all future lets.

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HSBC, Barclays and RBS Currency-Rigging Settlement

A trio of banking groups along with BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs have paid over $1.2 billion dollars in a class action settlement after they admitting to rigging currencies.

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