Last week, alongside an announcement on the opening of applications for the Scottish Government's business support scheme, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also announced that further rules around the wearing of face coverings in Scotland were to be introduced, in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.
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Regulations are set to come into force on 18 November which will bring into force those sections of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 which deal with planning obligations. This will involve amendments to s75 and s75A of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, which govern the creation, modification and discharge of planning obligations.
Generally speaking, and regardless of which party comes out on top in an Employment Tribunal case, cost awards (whereby the Employment Tribunal orders one party to pay some or all of the costs of the other) remain somewhat rare. In a recent case, however, this status quo was significantly departed from when the Employment Tribunal ordered the claimant to pay around a staggering £430,000 in costs to the respondent.
A recent case in England has again highlighted why it is important to record your wishes clearly in your Will to avoid a family dispute - which could end in a costly court battle.
Although the signing and lodging of many court and tribunal documents can now be done electronically, commissary documents (including applications for Confirmation and petitions for the appointment of Executors) are excluded.