Recovery of Rented Domestic Property  (292.5 KB)
20th December 2016

Landlords are not always entitled to vacant possession of domestic rented property at the end of the contractual term of the tenancy. As this Note sets out, different types of tenancy offer varying degrees of protection to a tenant.

Landlord and Tenant Disputes  (290.8 KB)
20th December 2016

The dispute resolution team provides advice to both landlords and tenants on a number of issues, ranging from enforcement of lease provisions to the termination of leases and the recovery of rented property and rent arrears.

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (“the Act”) received much attention from the media following royal assent and the subsequent introduction of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code again brought the Act to the forefront of many landowners’ minds.

Courts Reform Summary  (302.2 KB)
31st October 2015

The main intention of the reforms is to simplify procedure, speed up access to justice and save money, mainly by transferring a lot of business from the Court of Session to the Sheriff Courts. With some Sheriff Courts being closed down, only time will tell whether the system can deal with the increased business as swiftly as envisaged.

Intellectual Property  (287.2 KB)
10th April 2013

Intellectual property rights are valuable business assets and in recent years have become even more important, as branding plays an increasing role in business. In many cases the intangible assets of a business will in fact account for the most valuable assets of that business.

Evidence and Arbitration  (325.2 KB)
2nd April 2012

This note is intended to provide a brief summary on the subject of evidence. More particularly I will deal with where source material might be found and some of the issues that arise.

Bribery Act 2010  (311.7 KB)
21st November 2011

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1st July 2011. The purpose of the Act is to consolidate, update and extend UK anti-corruption laws. It is intended to make it significantly easier for enforcement agencies to bring successful prosecutions, including against UK corporate entities, in respect of corruption offences committed both at home and abroad.

Further Education and Copyright  (284.8 KB)
11th April 2011

Copyright arises automatically on the creation of a work and attaches to the author of that work, whether the work is artistic, literary or academic. As registration of copyright is not necessary to claim ownership, it often means that ownership of copyright can be something of a grey area, particularly where more than one party is involved in the generation of the protected work.

In these turbulent times and in an increasingly litigious society it is more important than ever to take steps to ensure that assets are protected against potential claims by third parties. Turcan Connell is renowned for its specialist advice in wealth management and asset protection.