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Andrew Diamond, partner and head of residential property at Lindsays, reveals how ‘subject to purchase’ bids hold potential for unlocking opportunities to bring more homes on to market as well as greater buying power. Contract clauses which make home sales subject to the seller buying th

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Money adviser Alan McIntosh, the managing director of Advice Talks Ltd, which operates the www.advicescotland.com website, is calling on money advisers to think differently about the energy debt crisis. As we all sit on a precipice waiting to find out how much the energy price cap will rise by in Oc

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It's hardly a surprise that the article in yesterday's Times (also covered in Scottish Legal News) concerning implanting electronic chips into lawyers' brains has been met with incredulity from the readers of that venerable organ. The readers' comments are mostly along the lines of "this must be a s

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Keith Kilburn and David Arnott outline how international arbitration can be used in the construction industry. International arbitration is a well-recognised dispute resolution process for construction projects throughout the world. It offers numerous benefits to parties, including the ability

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Blackstone pointed out that “it is but lost labour to say, ‘do this, or avoid that’, unless we also declare, ‘this shall be the consequence of your noncompliance.’ We must therefore observe, that the main strength and force of a law consists in the penalty annexed to it

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We find ourselves at a crucial juncture in the development of environmental law. Last month, the Met Office recorded a temperature over 40 degrees for the first time in the UK. The combined pressures of climate change, increasing focus of the Scottish government on environmental issues, and post-pan

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Employment Appeal Tribunal find that claimant's beliefs were protected under the Equality Act but that he had not been discriminated against. The claimant in Mackereth v Department for Work and Pensions was a Christian doctor who (1) held a belief that a person cannot change their sex/gender at will

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The curtain has fallen on one of the most absorbing trials to play out in recent years, in front of a captivated public who welcomed the light relief of a glossy WAG drama during a period of national turmoil. While the Vardy v Rooney contest undoubtedly captured the public interest those of us with

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Andrew Scott explains the Quincecare duty. In our recent blog, we considered the duty of care Banks owe to their customers to protect them from fraudulent activity. In a decision of the Privy Council in Royal Bank of Scotland International Ltd (Respondent) v JP SPC 4 and another (Appellants) (I

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To protect customers, the UK government has introduced a new code of practice and ombudsman scheme applying to all private buyers of new homes for owner-occupation anywhere in the UK. Finlay Campbell explains the details. The New Homes Quality Board (NHQB), an independent body established by Westmin

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Politics has been a very odd place over the last few weeks and months, where apparently in starting consideration of a policy proposal, the law has not always seemed to be the first point of reference and politics rather than law has been the deciding factor. It is almost a relief to be back looking

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