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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.
The impact of COVID-19 has undoubtedly accelerated a shift in consumer behaviour towards online shopping. This increase has resulted in an unprecedented time for traditional shopping centres like Buchanan Galleries and the St Enoch Centre, with many
The sharp rise in energy costs has undoubtedly been one the major talking points of 2022 so far. The hike in prices has not only been felt by home-owners, but also by commercial property proprietors and tenants alike. With no sign of energy prices fa
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.
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 Glasg
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 t
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. Wild camping is legal almost everywhere in Scotland. Scotland has what is known as ‘r
Asbestos are materials that were commonly used in the building industry until 1999. They were cheaply and widely available. However, they had grave impacts to the health of people working with the materials or being exposed to the materials. In 1999,
It will come as no surprise to hear that a large number of commercial landlords are becoming increasingly concerned about accruing or ongoing arears which have arisen (or been exacerbated) by tenants struggling in the current commercial climate. The
Everyone and every sector has been impacted by COVID-19 and the property market has been no exception. Whilst in the first lockdown which started on 23 March 2020, the property market stopped, that has not been the case in this second lockdown that w
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on almost every business in Scotland. For many businesses, it means they no longer require their business premises or can no longer afford them. There are of course many other reasons, not directly related to COV
For many businesses and sectors, 30 September 2020 was supposed to be the end date of the plethora of legislative changes brought into force by the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020. Whilst many of us remained optimistic that section 12 of the Act - th
As a fresh wave of lockdown measures cut across the UK, retail tenants may be experiencing new concerns about how to pay the rent, but another ticking timebomb is the viability of their landlords.  Even before the pandemic, the high street was u
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