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Recovery of possession: the importance of being reasonable

A recent case involving Glasgow Housing Association has highlighted the need for landlords to act reasonably when applying for an order to recover possession of their property in certain situations....
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OFGEM Consults on Phased Out Support for Large Scale Solar

Following the announcement last year by the Department of Energy and Climate Change that large scale solar projects will not be eligible for Renewables Obligation ("RO") support after 1st April...
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Fresh Calls for Third Party Rights of Appeal

With the John Muir Trust having joined a range of planning and environmental community organisations to campaign (under the group Planning Democracy) for the introduction of a third party right...
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Election is more Greek drama than sign of euro disintegrating – Haig Bathgate

Here's the question: which country is sliding faster towards the economic unknown and uncertainty amid hostility towards all things European? Is it the Greeks, where more than 70% of the...
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Wind Farm Debris Highlights Need for Caution

Press reports recently of a Borders windfarm being shut down after a section of turbine blade was found on a road approximately half a mile away, highlight the importance of...
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The Future of Land Reform in Scotland - A New Obligation on Charity Trustees?

The Scottish Government opened up a consultation on 'the Future of Land Reform in Scotland' on 2nd December 2014. According to the consultation hub, the proposed provisions are designed (amongst...
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Purchasing Forestry in Scotland: Stamp Duty Land Tax on Growing Timber

In Scottish law, it has long been accepted that standing timber is treated as a fixture (i.e. part of the ground on which it is growing) and therefore chargeable for...
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Turcan Connell gets involved with the Sick Kids Friends Foundation

In 2014, Elizabeth Bremner, an Associate in Turcan Connell's Employment team, was appointed to the Board of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF). SKFF was formed in late 1992 following...
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To ISA or to pension - that is the question

Following the recent reforms of pension rules, which overall are highly beneficial to savers, the question has arisen as to whether people should be putting more money into their pension...
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OSCR Review of Schools: Challenges and Opportunities

The review of independent schools which the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) recently completed has presented the sector with a mixture of challenges and opportunities. From the early...
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Pension sharing in Scotland

Scotland on Sunday published an article on Sunday 11th January entitled"Don't be divorced from reality over pensions". The article discussed pension sharing in divorce settlements, how pension sharing works and...
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The Scottish Rate of Income Tax

On 19th December 2014, HM Revenue & Customs issued a further technical note on the matter of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax. This is only the second technical note...
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