Employment status – what it says on the tin?

The recent decision of Morrison v Aberdein Considine & Co is yet another example of someone’s employment status being called into question.

Changes to the land and buildings transaction tax regime

Following the proposals in the Scottish budget delivered by Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay in December last year, the Scottish Parliament has approved a number of changes to the devolved...

Energy Efficiency of homes in Scotland

It is expected that the Scottish Government will bring forward regulations to improve energy efficiency in the private rented sector.

Consultation on Scottish Charity Law

On 7th January 2019, the Scottish government opened a consultation on Scottish charity law. It has been over 17 years since the Scottish Charity Law Review Commission (the McFadden Commission)...

Right to Roam and Private Houses

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 gives everyone a right of access over land and inland water throughout Scotland as long as this is exercised responsibly.

No (BPR) Break for Holiday Lettings

Further to our post, ‘Victory in Vigne – A Break for Business Property Relief?’, featured on the Turcan Connell blog in November 2018, here we outline the position in relation...

Billionaire Divorce

The recent announcement of Jeff Besoz of Amazon that he and his wife were going to divorce, created quite a stir in the news because of the likelihood of it...