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Consultation on updated Private Water Supply Regulations

The Scottish Government has published a consultation on draft regulations to freshly transpose the Drinking Water Directive (Directive 98/83/EC) into Scots Law to take account of amendments made to that...
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Life as an Intern: Land and Property (Week 4)

By Ailsa Smith, Summer Intern Having applied to the Turcan Connell summer internship program based on the enthusiasm of their representatives at the Glasgow law fair, I was expecting (or...
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Life as an Intern: Tax and Succession (Week 3)

By Brynhild Weihe, Summer Intern Although the first week was mostly about getting introduced to the firm as a whole, by the end of the day I had already been...
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Life as an Intern: Land and Property (Week 2)

By Calum Whyte, Summer Intern I am now in my third week of my Summer Internship with Turcan Connell, and it’s been an excellent experience so far. I am a...
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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Amendment Legislation

On 30th June, the Scottish Parliament passed a Statutory Instrument which amends the legislation governing Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), the tax which replaced Stamp Duty Land Tax in...
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Life as an Intern: Tax & Succession (Week 1)

Umbrellas, pens and water bottles the first morning of Turcan Connell started out with a bag full of purple goodies and leaflets. This would soon become a tool kit and...
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Enforceability of Private Parking Charges

On Facebook recently some friends were posting about a supermarket requiring customers to enter car registration details on a terminal in the store and then scan their shopping receipt if...
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Onshore wind without Net Subsidy

A Report commissioned by Scottish Renewables from Baringa Partners, a business and technology consultancy, has identified that an additional 1GW (equivalent to 20 large windfarms) of onshore wind could be...
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Land Registration and Renewables

Sweeping changes were made to land registration in Scotland in December 2014. Landowners whose titles are still on the old Sasine Register may now be faced with land registration (i.e....
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“Voluntary Registration” is a hot topic in the property world at the moment

There are two property registers in Scotland. The Sasine Register was established in 1617 and is a record of individual deeds. Its cooler, younger sibling known as the Land Register...
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Charities and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) – Are you in the regime?

To determine whether you need to report to HM Revenue & Customs under the CRS, you should consider the following questions (see also the flowchart at the back of this...
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Onshore Wind Without Net Subsidy

A report commissioned by Scottish Renewables from Baringa Partners, a business and technology consultancy, has identified that an additional 1GW (equivalent to 20 large windfarms) of onshore wind could be...