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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.

Restoring a Scottish Company to the Register of Companies

There are many ways in which a company can find itself being struck of the Register of Companies (the “Register”) and dissolved, and essentially ceasing to exist.  This can range from positive action by third parties, such as compulsory liquidation, or simple inaction by the company’s officials, such as failing to file accounts and respond to letters from the Registrar of Companies.  Striking off and dissolution do not occur at the same time, and it is possible for a company to be struck off but restored to the Register before it is actually dissolved. 

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Consumer Credit Act

Section 75 Claims

The majority of people know that if they are buying something, particularly online, they have greater protection if they use a credit card.  When pressed, they may be able to say that they would have a “section 75 claim” if something went wrong with the transaction, without being able to explain what this actually is.  This article aims to explain precisely what this means, and what the rules around this area of law are, in relation solely to credit card purchases.

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Private rented accommodation and tenancy deposit schemes

This article is concerned with the way in which Scottish courts are interpreting the (fairly new, at time of writing) tenancy deposit schemes.  These are given effect by Part 4 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, and the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (the “Regulations”).

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Music and Dental Waiting Rooms

The purpose of this article is to examine the present legal position regarding the playing of music in dental waiting rooms and treatment rooms.  It will begin by examining recent European jurisprudence, touch on domestic UK law, and explain what the risks are for dentists who are considering ceasing to pay UK collections agencies.

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