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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.

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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Non-domestic Water and Waste Rates – Should You Go With the Flow?

A recent case from Edinburgh Sheriff Court has shed new light on the correct approach in dealing with claims raised by the various non-domestic water and waste water service providers in Scotland.

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