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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.
A recent case from the Court of Session has raised interesting issues about the role of good faith in contracts in Scotland.In Unicorn Tower Limited and Others v HSBC Bank Plc [2018] CSOH 30, a property developer sued a bank for an alleged breach of
New legislation recently passed by the Scottish Parliament will provide a wider range of funding options and better protection from court costs for people considering legal action, the Scottish Government has reported. 
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to provide more protection for small business owners who use personal assets as collateral for commercial loans. It also suggests that the FCA is not doing enough to tackle issues that arose during the financial crash. 
A long-running dispute over plans to build houses on a site near Culloden battlefield took an unusual turn recently, when Highland Council claimed that approval for development designs had been given in error, reports the Scotsman. 
Following the roster ‘mess up’ in the Summer last year that saw over 40,000 people stranded or have their flights cancelled, Ryanair have now announced that they will reducing the routes that fly from Glasgow Airport to just three – Dublin, Wroclaw a
The Scottish Government has introduced a bill to the Scottish Parliament to reform the law of negative prescription, by which certain legal rights disappear if not acted upon. 
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation over proposals for increasing the remit of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to give greater access for small businesses that are in dispute with a financial services firm. 
Voice-command purchasing is enabled as a default on the Alexa devices and we have read several stories of Alexa following commands from the TV to place orders online. Many households in America were confused when Dollhouses started turning up on their doorsteps for it to be traced back to a segment on a TV show that featured a story of a family who were confused as to why a Dollhouse had appeared and then discovered their little girl had asked Alexa “can you play dollhouse with me and get me a dollhouse?”
New measures to ensure that companies’ intellectual property rights are well protected have been presented by the European Commission. 
A new report has revealed that the UK’s late payment culture is putting job creation at risk.
A recent UK Supreme Court case has shed light on the high-stakes world of professional gambling, and the tactics that can be deployed to gain an edge over the casino – in this case, an edge worth £7.7 million for two days’ work.In Ivey v Genting Casi
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 Go