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Ever changing laws for Landlords

In Scotland the temporary ban on evictions, other than anti-social behaviour cases, is still ongoing, in addition to  changes in Capital…


Posted on 27th April 2021

Business Interruption Insurance: Good News for Small Businesses

Many small businesses were forced to close as a result of the restrictions imposed on travel and trade in response to the COVID-19 outbreak…


Posted on 18th January 2021

Covid19 Update | Property Landlords Enforcement of Eviction Orders

In December the Scottish Government banned the enforcement of eviction orders until 22 January 2021 to prevent tenants being put out of…


Posted on 11th January 2021

EHRC Case Emphasises the Importance of the Guardianship Process

This week the Herald reported the settlement of an important case concerning what happens to our loved ones if they lose capacity to make…


Posted on 20th November 2020

Housing & Landlords | Covid19, Where are we now and what next for landlords?

In early April this year various temporary changes to existing landlord and tenant laws were introduced in response COVID19. The…


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Pre-action Requirements in the Private Rented Sector

The Rent Arrears Pre-action Requirements (Coronavirus)(Scotland) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 30 September 2020.  All landlords…


Posted on 26th October 2020

Care Home Negligence Claims

Placing an elderly or vulnerable loved one into a care home is never a decision taken lightly and is often a last resort. The health and…


Posted on 4th September 2020

Housing & Landlords | Covid19, what Landlords need to know.

The great uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the introduction of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, has led to many landlords,…


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New Law can Force Suppliers to Continue Supplying Insolvent Companies.

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 came into force on 26th June 2020 and amongst other changes, it now prevents suppliers…


Posted on 3rd July 2020

Court’s Response to Coronavirus

Whilst businesses, where they can, have managed to adapt to a new system of working whereby they use online resources not only to…


Posted on 20th April 2020

Package Holiday Regulations: Where do you stand?

Many people are experiencing cancelled or changed holiday plans during the Covid-19 outbreak. In the next blog by our commercial litigation…


Posted on 9th April 2020

Has Coronavirus halted your plans for 2020?

As COVID 19 continues to spread, efforts to limit exposure have had huge impacts on our daily lives. Many popular holiday destinations have…


Posted on 2nd April 2020

Private parking companies and the DVLA – why it’s you that’s in the wrong in the eyes of the law.

There is a common misconception that private parking companies have no legal recourse to pursue drivers for parking fines incurred while…


Posted on 5th February 2020

To Wear A Gown Or Not To Wear A Gown?

I read with interest the negative views of two senior and eminent legal figures reported in the Scottish Legal News on 4 and 5 November…


Posted on 5th November 2019

Challenging a Council Parking Ticket

Local businesses of Angus are currently at loggerheads with Angus Council over parking charges. Angus council removed free parking from…


Posted on 8th October 2019

SSSC: Opt-in for justice

On 23 August 2019, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) published a consultation seeking views from the public to their proposed…


Posted on 30th August 2019

SSSC: Your fitness to practise is under investigation: what should you do?

If you work within the social services or care sector in Scotland you are likely to come under the regulation of the Scottish Social…


Posted on 23rd August 2019

Vehicle owners will be liable for all private parking charges – even if not driving at the time

Vehicle owners will be liable for all private parking charges even if they weren’t driving at the time the charge occurred, a leading…


Posted on 4th July 2019

“I wouldn’t guarantee it”

Granting a personal guarantee for company obligations can seem innocuous when securing initial credit or funding for a business operation,…


Posted on 6th March 2019

Agricultural insurable risks and legal expenses cover.

I recently concluded a court action relating to glyphosate contamination of potatoes where, amongst other things, the issue of insurance…


Posted on 16th October 2018

The Right to Privacy Advanced or Diminution of Freedom of the Press?

The recent case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC has sent a clear message that individuals have a right to privacy at the investigation stage of…


Posted on 2nd August 2018

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