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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 Scottish Government have recently published the Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill providing an overview of the proposed developments in a sector where the need for more regulation has been inevitable for some time. The proposed changes are intended to provide tenants with ‘greater security and stability in their home and community’ as well as providing reassurance to Landlords that their Tenants will treat their property as a long-term home rather than somewhere temporary.  It is also likely to be the case that the Private Rented Sector in Scotland will see the Bill replace short assured tenancy and assured tenancy for all future lets.
A trio of banking groups along with BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs have paid over $1.2 billion dollars in a class action settlement after they admitting to rigging currencies. As a result of the outcome of the class action, it is expected that similar
A recent case from Edinburgh Sheriff Court has shed new light on the correct approach in dealing with claims raised by the various non-domestic water and waste water service providers in Scotland.
A leading litigation funder, Bentham Funders, has revealed that they have set up a fund for shareholders in Tesco to take legal action against the supermarket giants. As a result of the formation of the fund, the courts will decide if shareholders an
The phrase “without prejudice”, or longer versions, often appear in letters that concern disputes and litigation.  The aim of without prejudice (WP) correspondence is to allow parties to a dispute to try to settle a dispute before having to go t
A court case will invariably come down to a question of fact, or a question of law – or, if you are particularly unlucky, a mixture of both.  Questions of law can be decided by way of legal debates, with solicitors or advocates arguing over the
The late payment of commercial debts can have a detrimental impact on any size of business, but perhaps more so for a smaller business where cash flow is more likely to be reliant on the timeous payment of invoices. The enactment of the Late Payment
There are many ways in which a company can find itself being struck of the Register of Companies (the “Register”) and dissolved, and essentially ceasing to exist.  This can range from positive action by third parties, such as compulsory liquidat
Section 75 Claims The majority of people know that if they are buying something, particularly online, they have greater protection if they use a credit card.  When pressed, they may be able to say that they would have a “section 75 claim” if som
This article is concerned with the way in which Scottish courts are interpreting the (fairly new, at time of writing) tenancy deposit schemes.  These are given effect by Part 4 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, and the Tenancy Deposit Schemes
The purpose of this article is to examine the present legal position regarding the playing of music in dental waiting rooms and treatment rooms.  It will begin by examining recent European jurisprudence, touch on domestic UK law, and explain wha
In terms of sections 10(1) and (2) of the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 (the “2012 Act”) the Keeper of the Land Register of Scotland (the “Keeper”) is required to enter the terms of any caveat, for which warrant has been obtained, agains