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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.
 You may have seen the recent news story about the 'cyber vandalism' of Snapchat’s latest feature – augmented reality (“AR”). Whilst at first glance quite funny, the ‘vandal’ makes a good point about the risk of encroachment into digital sp
A long-running dispute between a recording studio and owners of a nearby residential property over plans to excavate a large basement has ended in victory for the studio, reports The Telegraph.
It is becoming a fairly common sight in Scotland (and indeed the UK as a whole) to see solar panels on private houses — most commonly attached to the roof. These panels will usually have been installed at a relatively low cost under one of a variety
Legislation designed to resolve disputes between neighbours over high hedges is not being used effectively, according to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee. The High Hedges (Scotland) Act came into force in 2013
The UK Government has recently published a paper setting out its position on cross-border civil judicial cooperation following Brexit.
Clients often contact us for advice following an unpleasant visit from a sheriff officer who has served court action upon them. In many cases, the clients will be completely unaware that court action was looming, which can leave them shocked and unce
We published a blog post on this topic, which goes into some detail, here. We have since assisted a number of clients who had been advised elsewhere that they were able to use an “administrative restoration” of their company. In certain circumst
The UK Government has announced that some of its biggest suppliers have signed up to a strengthened Prompt Payment Code that will help small businesses to be paid on time.
The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill, which aims to make civil justice more affordable and accessible for all, has been published in the Scottish Parliament.
The latest figures from Registry Trust have revealed a 21% rise in the number of debt decrees registered against Scottish companies during the first quarter of the year.
More than half (52%) of Britain’s small-and-medium sized enterprises are owed in total an estimated £44.6 billion in late payments, new research has found.
With winter seemingly (at last!) behind us, we are now in the run up to summer holidays – and the inevitable frenzy of airlines competing for our business.  Whilst the majority of peoples’ holidays will no doubt go smoothly, sun burn aside, a fe