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Miller Samuel Hill Brown Solicitors Blog

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.

“The Winds of Change” – The ScotWind Programme

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On Monday 17th January, Crown Estate Scotland (the Scottish Government Corporation responsible for management of property in Scotland owned by the monarch) announced that 17 of 74 bidders had been successful at this stage of the ‘ScotWind’ programme. The successful bidders have been granted an opportunity to take the lead in the development of Scotland’s off-shore windfarms and help drive the nation towards its target for net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.

COP, Carbon & Commercial Property

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As quickly as COP26 arrived in Glasgow, all traces of the Conference seem to have disappeared. Only time will tell whether a tangible impact is felt in its wake from a global climate perspective. What’s clearer is that the agreements reached in Glasgow, coupled with emerging domestic environmental policies and legislation, are going to have a notable impact on the commercial property sector as we move towards a ‘net-zero’ carbon future.

Office to Apartment: Is Converting Office Space to Residential Units a Worthwhile Venture?

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The rise of flexible working born out of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant reduction in the number of people attending offices daily- a cultural change likely to endure to some degree. The result is that many offices, or at least parts thereof, have been left redundant and are generating unnecessary overheads.

Is ‘wild camping’ legal in Scotland?

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As holiday travel restrictions continue, and more and more people are embarking on “stay-cations”, there has been an increased interest in wild camping in Scotland.