Power of Attorney: Updated Attorney Declaration Forms

The Office of the Public Guardian has published an updated Attorney Declaration Form on their website. This form has been updated to include additional information for prospective Attorneys, so that...

Criminalising Child Abduction in Scotland

Somewhat curiously the provisions of the Child Abduction Act 1984 which statute concerns the removal of a child/ren from the UK in certain circumstances differ considerably between the Law of...

Stody Estate Limited v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cross Compliance Breaches – Who is Liable?

A recent English Queen’s Bench Division case (Stody Estate Limited -v- Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) provides some useful clarification on the issue of who is...

Shopping Around For Support

The courts of England and Wales have acquired a certain reputation over the years as being the place to be for a spouse looking for ongoing maintenance from a wealthy...

Further Clarification on the Right to Roam

By Fergus Colquhoun, Trainee Solicitor Anstalt v Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority 2018 The Court of Session has recently issued an important opinion on the interpretation of...

A review of the conduct of agents – 83% satisfaction (or 17% dis-satisfaction, depending on how you look at it...)

The Tenant Farming Commissioner, Dr Bob McIntosh, lodged his report with the Scottish Ministers in April 2018 on “A Review of the Conduct of Agents of Agricultural Landlords and Tenants”....

Final Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions relating to Land issued by Scottish Government

On 18th April 2018, the Scottish Government published the final version of the “Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions relating to Land” which they were obliged to prepare in terms...

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

It is easy to understand why a fresh start in a new country may be appealing following the turmoil of a relationship breakdown. A sunnier climate where your relationship history...

The Cup Trust: Would OSCR pierce the ‘Corporate-McVeil’?

Background The Charity Commission for England and Wales opened its inquiry into The Cup Trust in April 2013. Almost five years on, the inquiry is still open. Arguably, one of...

Family Businesses and Data Protection

The purpose of this article is to summarise some of the key points arising from the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into force on 25th May 2018. Background...

Forestry Update: April 2018

MSPs have voted to pass the first forestry legislation since Scottish Parliament reconvened in 1999, as part of a larger programme of work to complete devolution of forestry to Scotland....

Governance and GDPR

Charity trustees are responsible for the governance of their charities. Broadly, that includes setting the charity’s strategic aims, providing leadership to put them into effect and monitoring the management of...