The Court of Session has upheld an appeal by North Lanarkshire Council against the Scottish Government’s decision to grant planning permission for a rail freight park, reports the Herald.The case, which has been ongoing for several years, began when
The litigation of contractual disputes can be a tricky business: the main issue is almost always that parties disagree on what the facts of the situation are and whether or not one party did what they had been contractually obliged to do. While these
Late payment for goods or services continues to create serious problems for businesses in the UK, with some being driven into insolvency.According to new research from R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body, at least 20% of corporate insolve
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation exercise over proposed changes to the fees charged for bringing a case to court in Scotland.The Scottish Government explains that court fees are a major source of income for the Scottish Courts and
Two recent (at time of writing) cases have provided a reminder of the importance of getting basic details correct in leases and formal notices relating to leases, and underlined the ongoing relevance of the House of Lords judgment Mannai Investment Co Ltd v Eagle Star Assurance Co Ltd  AC 749.
Scotland’s civil courts are currently going through a period of historic reform aimed at modernising the civil justice system to make it more efficient and less expensive. As part of this on-going process, new simple procedure rules were recently published that will replace the current small claims procedure for cases that value £5,000 or less.
Over recent years, there has been an increased acknowledgement that the time-bar on seeking damages for historic abuse is restricting access to civil justice, particularly in those cases where abuse may have been facilitated by the systemic failures of bodies and institutions legally responsible for the care of children.
Property and planning disputes between neighbours are a frequent occurrence, but when one of the parties involved is a well-known television personality then the dispute becomes much more high profile.
The news that high street retailer BHS has entered administration has been widely reported in the media, with speculation over the future of the thousands of employees who work there and concern over the existence of a possible pension deficit.
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