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  • First Scottish sponsor book launchFirst Scottish sponsor book launch
    The 2012 Act – all you need to know in one book! First Scottish are delighted to sponsor the launch of ‘From sale to registration – a practical guide to the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012’ by Valerie Clough and Margaret Grieve on 1 May 2018. To
  • CJEU: Torture victims eligible for subsidiary protection if facing intentional deprivation of health careCJEU: Torture victims eligible for subsidiary protection if facing intentional deprivation of health care
    A person tortured in the past in their country of origin is eligible for subsidiary protection if they face a real risk of being intentionally deprived in that country of appropriate physical and psychological health care, the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Scots Law 2018 advanced offer ends on MondayScots Law 2018 advanced offer ends on Monday
    CLT Scotland’s advanced offer for the next event in the Scots Law 2018 Exhibition/Conference Series ends on Wednesday. The event will take place at BT Murrayfield on 18th & 19th June and all bookings received on or before Monday 30th April will attract an
  • Blog: Changes to guardianship in ScotlandBlog: Changes to guardianship in Scotland
    Laura McDowall looks ahead to proposed reforms to the rules of guardianship in Scotland. As private client practitioners, we often provide advice in matters where an adult lacks the capacity to make decisions relating to their personal affairs. This could be due to
  • Morton Fraser’s commercial real estate team secures panel appointmentMorton Fraser’s commercial real estate team secures panel appointment
    Morton Fraser has been named as the provider of legal services in Scotland for self-invested personal pension (SIPP) provider Rowanmoor, part of the Embark Group. The appointment will see Morton Fraser’s  property in pensions team sit on the panel of solicitors for
  • Blog: Sanction for counsel clarifiedBlog: Sanction for counsel clarified
    Carly Forrest and Katie Anderson explain the implications of a recent case in which sanction for counsel was refused. The case of William Cullen-v-Scan Building Services Ltd [2018] SC EDIN 15 is the most recent in a long line of decisions in the All Scotland Personal
  • Lady Hale endorses no-fault divorce south of the borderLady Hale endorses no-fault divorce south of the border
    President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale, has called for the introduction of no-fault divorce in England and Wales, The Times reports. At a conference for family law specialists in Bristol, Lady Hale addressed critics who claim that no-fault divorce will undermine
  • US: Court rules monkey lacks legal standingUS: Court rules monkey lacks legal standing
    A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that a monkey does not have legal standing to lodge a copyright claim against a nature photographer because he is not a person. In 2011, British photographer David Slater was taking photos in Tangkoko reserve in

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