If you die without leaving a Will and you have a partner to whom you are not married or in a civil partnership with, they will not be automatically entitled to any part of your estate. If you have no Will however, they can apply to the court to ask them to consider a discretionary financial award under the current legislation.
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A Scottish holidaymaker has successfully recovered damages from a well known British tour operator after her holiday to Cuba was ruined by an infectious disease. Specialist foreign injury lawyers at Harper Macleod settled a case for damages for the reimbursement of the cost of her holiday along with damages for pain and suffering, achieving a four-figure sum.
A Scottish holidaymaker has successfully been awarded significant damages from a well known British tour operator after her holiday to Portugal was ruined by a gastric illness.
Land reform is a subject guaranteed to set pulses racing and give rise to fierce debate, no matter on which side of the supposed fence people sit – landowner or land reformer. The recent passing of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill by the Scottish Parliament brought this debate to the fore once again. It is the shift in how we should view landownership in Scotland that is radical here.
Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) 2016 was held yesterday at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh and saw 60 tech companies pitching for investment from potential investors in the fields of IT and digital, life sciences and energy. One of the highlights for the Harper Macleod team was seeing a number of our own clients pitch in front of such a large audience and really showing what they are capable of.