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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.

Employment Law in 2018

The start of a new year is a time for looking ahead and planning for what is to come in the next 12 months. To assist, this is the first of two blogs we will be posting this week considering what is going to be happening in the world of employment law in 2018.

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The Ancient Right of Drainage and the New M74 Motorway

The M74 motorway construction project is no doubt a feat of modern engineering. However, despite the multi-hundreds of millions of pounds price-tag and cutting edge engineering, an ancient Scots property right has caused headaches for the Scottish Government.

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The New Private Residential Tenancies in Scotland - All Change for Landlords and Tenants

Major changes are shortly due to impact the tenancy laws of Scotland. At present, most private tenancies in Scotland are let under the assured tenancy regime. The majority of these lets are short assured tenancies and are governed by the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988. However, the Private Housing (Tenancies) Scotland Act 2016, due to come into force in December 2017,will do away with the current private tenancy regime and replace it with a new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) for future lets in the private sector.

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Contract Law Update: Third Party Rights

Jus quaesitum tertio is the Latin name for the legal doctrine governing third party rights under Scottish contract law. This extremely out-dated and inflexible law is now the subject of a much-needed review.

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