Scots Legal News

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  • Succession
    Spotlight falls on the unregulated Wills industry

    12 August 2010: The spotlight has again fallen on the unregulated will writing industry as highlighted in the recent BBC Panorama programme.

  • Wills
    Regulation of Non-Lawyer Will Writers in Scotland

    23 June 2010: Amendments introduced to an act of the Scottish Parliament yesterday have highlighted concerns amongst politicians that non-lawyer will writers have been exploiting their lack of regulation to the detriment of the consumer.

  • Estate Agency
    'HIP' requirement suspended in England and Wales

    21 May 2010: The new Westminster Government have announced the suspension of the requirement to provide Home Information Packs in England and Wales. The announcement will have no effect in Scotland.

  • Stamp Duty
    Stamp Duty 'holiday' for first-time buyers

    24 March 2010: The Chancellor Alistair Darling has just announced that Stamp Duty Land Tax has been suspended for first-time buyers up to the level of £250,000 from midnight tonight.

  • Lease - Cycle (listing)
    Views sought on changes to law affecting landlords

    8 March 2010: The Scottish Government today launched a consultation aimed at improving the Private rental housing sector and seeks views from interested parties on various suggested changes to the law.

  • Property Transactions
    Housing (Scotland) Bill Introduced

    13 January 2010: The new Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament today which could have far-reaching implications in the social housing sector.

  •  Absentee Crofters
    Crofters Commission to conclude absentee cases

    6 January 2010: Absenteeism and neglect of croft land will be tackled head on this year through direct action from the Crofters Commission, it was announced yesterday.

  • Roseanna Cunningham
    Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill

    10 December 2009: The Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament yesterday and officially launched by Roseanna Cunningham in Inverness today. Watch a video on it.

  • Debt Recovery
    Attachment of Money

    23 November 2009: Part 8 of the Bankruptcy and Diligence (Scotland) Act 2007 comes into force today meaning that creditors will be able to ‘attach’ money, including cash, in certain circumstances. This increases the options open to creditors seeking to enforce payment of a debt.

  • Child Law
    Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 comes into force

    28 September 2009: The Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 comes into force today, making major changes to the law surrounding adoption including the ability for a same-sex couple to adopt a child together.