Scots Legal News

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  • Succession
    Report on the Law of Succession

    29 May 2009: The Scottish Law Commission has recently published its anticipated Report on the Law of Succession. Kathleen Simmonds looks at their recommendations.

  • Scottish Parliament
    Consultation on Crofting Reform Bill Launched

    19 May 2009: Views are being sought by the Scottish Government on a range of measures to create a system of crofting 'fit for the 21st century'.

  • Parking Law
    English Court of Appeal considers Moncrieff v Jamieson for the first time

    4 April 2009: The English Court of Appeal has considered the implications of Moncrieff v Jamieson for the first time in a case concerning whether more than two cars could be parked on an area of land.

  • Guardians
    Appointing a Guardian to your Children in your Will

    30 March 2009: Did you know that if you are a parent, you may appoint in your Will a person or persons to be the guardian of your child in the event of your death? A guardian acts as the legal representative of the child.

  • Legal Aid
    More People to be Eligible for Legal Aid

    6 January 2009: It has recently been announced by the Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill, that the upper disposable income limit for civil legal aid is to be increased from £10,306 to £25,000.

  • VAT Rate Reduced
    VAT Rate Reduced to 15%

    1 December 2008: On a temporary basis from today to 1st January 2010, the standard rate of VAT will be charged at 15% instead of 17.5%.

  • Home Reports
    The Home Report is now a Legal Requirement

    1 December 2008: From today, every home advertised for sale must, by law, have a Home Report.

  • Coastal Waters
    Devolved Planning Laws to Extend out to Sea

    27 November 2008: Scotland is to take greater responsibility for its coastal waters, which will now stretch 200 nautical miles out to sea, it has been announced today.

  • Faulty Goods
    Consultation on Remedies when you buy Faulty Goods

    10 November 2008: The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission have announced a consultation on the legal remedies open to consumers who buy faulty goods.

  • MapleStory
    Virtual Family Law

    28 October 2008: Some of the stories about family law which we at Inksters come across are certainly varied and occasionally stretch the imagination. However, one particular family law story caught our eye recently...

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