Personal injuries: compensation and planning for the consequences

How to appropriately compensate for personal injury has been the subject of recent legislative change in Scotland. The Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Act 2019 received Royal Assent...

Letters of wishes: guidance from beyond the grave

A letter of wishes is a private document which sits alongside a will. It is not legally binding upon the executors and trustees but it serves as useful guidance in...

Cultural objects and treasures: do you have a Lewis chessman?

Conservation and preservation of national heritage objects for public benefit is a longstanding policy of successive governments. However, cultural objects and treasures can present owners and their successors with a...

Cohabitants’ rights in intestacy: changes afoot?

On 17 February 2019 the Scottish Government released a consultation on the law of succession. This builds on the government’s 2015 consultation which sought views on wide-ranging changes proposed in...