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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.

Council Wins Planning Decision Appeal

The Court of Session has upheld an appeal by North Lanarkshire Council against the Scottish Government’s decision to grant planning permission for a rail freight park, reports the Herald.

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It's all in the timing: Litigation Contractual Disputes

The litigation of contractual disputes can be a tricky business: the main issue is almost always that parties disagree on what the facts of the situation are and whether or not one party did what they had been contractually obliged to do. While these are the common issues in contractual litigation, another equally important issue concerns the timing and raising of court action. In law these are sometimes described as ‘prescription’ or ‘timebar’ and they are becoming increasingly common points in courtroom litigation. In the recent case of Stewart Milne Westhill Limited v Halliday Fraser Munro (reported here), the Court of Session - Scotland's highest civil court – had to decide on whether or not a case could be allowed to be argued in view of the legal time limits that apply.

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Late Payment is a Serious Problem for Businesses

Late payment for goods or services continues to create serious problems for businesses in the UK, with some being driven into insolvency.

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Government Consults over Court Fee Changes

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation exercise over proposed changes to the fees charged for bringing a case to court in Scotland.

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