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The far reaching effect of the declining oil price

When it comes to commodities there are few more important than oil. Therefore it should come as no surprise that the recent sharp decline in the oil price – it...
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Private Rented Sector Reform

The Scottish Government's Consultation Paper on a new tenancy regime for the private rented sector ("PRS") can be found here. Responses should be returned to the Scottish Government no later...
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The Hammans Case A Scottish Perspective

By Sally Nash and Anna Watson This week English Appeal Court judges have ordered a rehearing of Julia Hammans's case against her husband Nicholas Hammans. Mrs Hammans, who was the...
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The importance of prenuptial agreements

By Jennifer Macdonald An English High Court judge has ordered Belgian property tycoon, Didier Thiry, to pay to his wife Alisa approximately £17 million in a controversial and bitterly contested...
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Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution for family law

The Family Law Association held their annual general meeting and conference at the weekend encompassing two days of conferencing with a black tie dinner on the Friday night. The conference...
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Named Persons

By Trudy Burns Recently, the Court of Session has seen the start of the legal challenge to the Scottish Government's plan to appoint a"Named Person" for every child in Scotland....
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Scottish Devolution: Impact on Charities

Discussions on the future of Scottish devolution, following the referendum on Scottish independence, are currently taking place through the Commission chaired by Lord Smith of Kelvin (the Smith Commission) and...
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New Private Rented Sector Tenancy Regime out to Consultation

The Scottish Government have released a Consultation in connection with the Private Rented Sector. One of the most far reaching proposals is to change the type of tenancy most commonly...
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Alix Storrie named in top 35 under 35

Turcan Connell is delighted to announce that for the second year running one of its young partners has been named in the influential eprivateclient's 2014 Top 35 Under 35 list...
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Turcan Connell celebrates its long serving employees

(Right to left: Laura Brown, Elaine Cameron, Samantha Murrell, Janette Howard, Margaret Heggie, Lynn Kelly, Douglas Connell, Linda Walker, Brian Liddell, Paul Forrester Smith, Alisdair McFarlane, Katie Scott [in absentia])...
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Making defined contribution pensions more attractive

Updated 25th November Chancellor George Osborne has announced the removal of the 55% tax that applied potentially on death to defined contribution pension funds. This follows on from his radical...
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Implied rights to enforce title conditions

Owners of property who have sold off a house, cottage, or plot of land for building and have imposed restrictions on the"sold off" property to protect their amenity, need to...