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‘Exceptional Release’ Housing Policy and the Demise of Scotland’s ‘Tilted Balance’

Sandy Telfer discusses the much anticipated court decision in ‘the Mossend appeal’ and what this means for the Scottish Housebuilding industry.

What changes after you say: “I do”?

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

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.

Latest news and insights

13 June 2024 | Time to read: 13 mins

‘Exceptional Release’ Housing Policy and the Demise of Scotland’s ‘Tilted Balance’

By Sandy Telfer

Sandy Telfer discusses the much anticipated court decision in ‘the Mossend appeal’ and what this means for the Scottish Housebuilding industry.

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.

Disputes and Court

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Our dispute resolution team has real breadth and depth of experience, making us perfectly placed to provide you with clear and pragmatic advice on how best to resolve any dispute you might be involved in.

We regularly provide clients with advice in relation to:

  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Servitudes and rights of access
  • Nuisance, including noise and pollution
  • Disputes over property repairs
  • Land ownership disputes, including boundary disputes, encroachment and rectification
  • Lease disputes including rent reviews
  • Service of notices
  • Judicial review
  • Contract disputes
  • Sale and supply of goods and services
  • Professional negligence
  • Employment Law for Employees
  • Disputes over Wills and Trusts
  • Divorce and Family 

Court and Tribunal work

We have a strong track record in Sheriff Court, Court of Session, Scottish Land Court and Lands Tribunal litigation; and have solicitors with expertise in Housing and Employment Tribunal work too.  Two of our partners are solicitor-advocates.

Alternative Dispute Resolutiion

We recognise that litigation is not always the best course of action.  We take time to understand your circumstances, motivations and desired outcomes and will recommend alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiation, mediation, adjudication and arbitration if we think that’s appropriate.   These services differ from traditional litigation in that they are often cheaper, quicker and more flexible than court proceedings.  We have experience of being involved in ADR processes across a variety of sectors including employment, family and property, and have accredited mediators in the team.

Dispute Avoidance

We are a ‘go to’ team for providing legal opinions on tricky questions of law and strategic advice on how to try to prevent disputes arising.  If you’re concerned about a situation but court proceedings haven’t yet been raised, by all means get in touch – it is rarely too early to instruct us.

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