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  • Gillespie Macandrew has partnered with the Eric Liddell Centre to offer a free of charge drop-in session for families and carers on World Alzheimer’s Day, Thursday 21 September.
    The session will provide information on the variety of issues that may be faced by those suffering with dementia and their families including: benefits of setting up a Power of Attorney (PoA); how a POA can be operated once in place; care fees planning and paying for care; Guardianship and Intervention Orders; Wills and tax planning.

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  • There‘s been a stream of recent rulings on the topic of gig economy workers including cases involving Uber, City Sprint and Deliveroo. Most recently, Pimlico Plumbers has won permission to appeal a Court of Appeal ruling which saw one of its plumbers (Mr Smith) being classed as a worker rather than self-employed. …

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  • Scottish Water’s new vesting policy for apparatus on development sites was put into practice from the 1st of April 2017. The change in policy is designed to allow Scottish Water to take on ownership and responsibility for the maintenance of apparatus installed on development sites at a far earlier stage than has historically been the case.…

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  • Life After Libor

    Life After Libor

    12 September, 2017

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has heralded the end of Libor (London interbank offered rate) and called for more reliable alternative benchmarks to be introduced by 2021.

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  • Following consultation earlier in the year Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 are expected to be laid before the Scottish Parliament early in September. If approved these regulations will replace parts of the existing Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2006. …

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  • In terms of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 anyone who falls within the definition of a letting agent must make an application to register as a letting agent before 30 September 2018. There is therefore no immediate urgency, and in many cases it will be obvious if you are a letting agent. Some careful thought will be needed in other cases to ascertain whether or not a particular person needs to register, particularly given the significant penalties (£50,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment) for failure to register.

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  • As part of efforts to support renewables, the Scottish Government has recently launched an exciting new £500,000 Rural Energy Challenge Fund (RECF) as part of the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES), administered by Local Energy Scotland.…

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  • We are delighted to announce that our team has been included in the short-list of three for the Insider Deals and Dealmakers Awards 2017 in the category of Legal Advisor of the Year.…

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  • A flurry of recent political announcements should have given those working in electrical engineering cause to celebrate as the UK Government revealed it plans to bring in some very significant changes to rules around energy in the UK. …

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  • Last summer the Scottish Government announced a package of £100 million for capital projects which would stimulate the Scottish economy amid fears that Brexit would cause an economic downturn.…

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