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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.

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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Litigation and Caveats Under the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012

In terms of sections 10(1) and (2) of the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 (the “2012 Act”) the Keeper of the Land Register of Scotland (the “Keeper”) is required to enter the terms of any caveat, for which warrant has been obtained, against a title sheet.  This means that caveats cannot be used for properties that are still held on the Sasine Register, or are undergoing registration in the Land Register of Scotland. These caveats are a new creation under the 2012 Act. 

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Pleadings, Pitfalls and Party Litigants – Running Your Own Court Case

Courts are intimidating environments, and if you find yourself having to go to court to settle a dispute – either as the Pursuer or the Defender – you would be well advised to instruct a solicitor.  Of course, on some occasions this will not be possible.  You may simply not have the funds or inclination to pay a solicitor, or view the sum being sued for as so small that it is not worth going to the expense of hiring a professional.  You may be eligible for legal aid funding for a solicitor. 

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