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Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

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

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03 June 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

What changes after you say: “I do”?

By Rachael Burke

The Wedding season is upon us once again with couples across Scotland ‘tying the knot’ but what legally changes when you say “I do”?

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

By Fraser Vandal

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

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

By Stephen Gamba

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

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

By Robert Scott-Dempster

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

John Stirling

Partner, Dispute Resolution and Solicitor Advocate

John is a Solicitor Advocate and has been a specialist in corporate and property litigation since 2005. In addition he focuses heavily on planning often in the context of farms and estates.

John has been a Court of Session reporter in corporate reconstructions and capital reductions for many years. He also maintains a long standing interest in charity law and family law. He runs a family office for one of Scotland’s leading families.

John’s experience includes:

  • Represented Mr Salvesen in Salvesen v Riddell, the first time a piece of flagship Scottish civil legislation was struck down by the Supreme Court.
  • Acted for the developers in Sustainable Shetland v The Scottish Ministers in the Supreme Court for a major wind farm proposal for Shetland.
  • Appointed reporter to the court in the petitions of Premier Oil plc for the approval of the scheme of arrangement under part 26 of the Companies Act 2006.
  • Acted for the developers in RSPB v Scottish Ministers for a proposed off shore wind farm off the Firth of Forth.
  • Acted for the crofting community in their attempt to benefit from wind resource on the Stornoway common grazings affected by the Stornoway wind farm proposals.
  • Acted for the land owner in a dispute about the renewal of a mining license in Danish Forestry v Scottish Coal.
  • Acted for the challenger of temporary judges in Clancy v Caird.
  • Acted for RBS in a series of cases about spousal guarantees culminating in Black v RBS.

John is a former Clerk to the Signet and has been a Reporter to the Court of Session in capital reductions and reconstructions since 2002. He is a Notary Public and has been appointed as Ormond Pursuivant by Lord Lyon in 2021.

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John Stirling is a first-class litigator, has excellent judgment of the strengths and weaknesses of a case and knows how to develop a strategy.

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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.

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