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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.

Getting on the ‘property ladder’: A guide for first time buyers in Scotland

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Author Dru Nicholson Residential Property

Buying a property is typically the biggest purchase that a person makes in their life and doing it for the first time can be especially daunting and confusing. While algebra continues to be taught in schools, knowledge of the process when it comes to buying a property is normally a case of learning on the job. To assist, here is a brief guide for those looking to get on the ‘property ladder’ (please refer to the Glossary at the end of this article for terms that may be unfamiliar).


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Author Audrey Junner Licensing

Our Licensing department are once again celebrating a great result in the latest published guide to the legal profession, Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2023, as well as in Legal 500 rankings. Retaining our top tier rankings yet again highlights our consistently high levels of professionalism and capabilities as a law firm.

Adoption Week: 14th – 18th November 2022

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anna blog author

Adoption Week will take place between 14th and 18th of November this year, the aim of which is to celebrate adoption in Scotland. It is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption (AFKA) Scotland, Adoption UK (AUK) in Scotland and Scottish Adoption Register (SAR).

Licensing Board Policy Consultations 2022/2023

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Iona blog author

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 sets out that Licensing Boards are required to publish their licensing policy every five years and the process usually takes place in the months following the Local Government elections. The purpose of this policy is to provide licensing applicants, community members and other interested parties with an indication of how the Board will manage the sale of alcohol in licenced premises in its areas. The policy will include things like permitted opening hours, children and young person’s access and will identify any areas of overprovision of licensed premises within the Boards locality. The Policy must promote the five licensing objectives.

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