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Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.


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25 January 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Is court the only option for reaching a financial agreement in a divorce?

By Sharon Murray

Most people want to avoid the inevitable stress and expense of going to court to sort out the financial aspects of their separation, so what is the alternative?

12 January 2024 | Time to read: 2 mins

Gillespie Macandrew appoints new rural specialist to its partnership

By Robert Graham-Campbell , Robert Scott-Dempster

Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has appointed rural law specialist, Lizzie McFadzean to its partnership.

09 January 2024 | Time to read: 4 mins

Number of issues still to be addressed in the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill

By Keith Emmerson

Keith Emmerson reviews the key provisions of the long-awaited Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill and the potential issues with the legislation.

05 January 2024 | Time to read: 8 mins

The aim of the game is to win…. Or is it? Mediation in football

By Alex Robertson

Alex Robertson analyses the current approach to resolving disputes in football and the benefits of adopting mediation in sport.

21 December 2023 | Time to read: 1 min

The Trusts & Succession (Scotland) Bill passed at Scottish Parliament

By David Mowlem

The Trusts & Succession (Scotland) Bill was passed at the Scottish Parliament on 20 December 2023, David Mowlem provides an update.

15 December 2023 | Time to read: 3 mins

Home Office announces major changes to UK Immigration Rules

By Fraser Vandal

With the recent “five point plan” announcement from the Government on UK Immigration Rules, we look at each point and what this means for businesses.

15 December 2023 | Time to read: 3 mins

The essence of family protection

By John Stirling

John Stirling discusses the essence of family protection and the importance of being aware of the differences between trusts, nuptials and cohab agreements.

13 December 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins

Employment Law – what to look out for in 2024

By Fraser Vandal

Employment Law Specialist, Fraser Vandal highlights the new legislation coming into force in 2024 and the key changes employers should look out for.

11 December 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins

Property Chains – hints and tips when buying or selling a property

Residential property solicitor Jazmin MacPherson outlines the characteristics of a property chain and questions to ask your Solicitor.

08 December 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins

Trust law – What are the key differences north and south of the border?

By David Mowlem

Although there are many similarities in trust law, it is important to note the key differences between Scotland vs England & Wales.

05 December 2023 | Time to read: 2 mins

Owners Beware: Changes to Empty Property Relief for Non-domestic Properties in Edinburgh

By Beth Hancock

With changes being made to the Empty Property Relief in Edinburgh, we highlight impact this will have on those who own empty non-domestic properties.

27 November 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins

A changing legal landscape for Trusts

By Lindsay Bryce MacKay

An overhaul of Scotland’s trust law is long overdue, and the new Bill will go a long way to bring it up to date.


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