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Latest Articles

  • The Shetland blog: Land Reform and Community Ownership in the crofting communities

    The Shetland blog: Land Reform and Community Ownership in the crofting communities

    Most crofters will have heard something about land reform and community ownership and its effect on the rural landscape. It has been in the spotlight over the past two years with the passing of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act in 2016 by the Scottish Parliament. However it is probably the whole movement in land reform rather than any specific legislative provisions which will have a more dramatic effect and which will invariably encourage more community ownership within crofting communities.

  • Commencement of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 Part 2 and the implications for social landlords

    Commencement of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 Part 2 and the implications for social landlords

    Whilst the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 1 August 2014, it has recently been announced that some of the key tenancy management provisions in the 2014 Act will come into force next year, in 2019. This article summarises the changes being given effect in 2019 and outlines the key issues which will be of interest to registered social landlords in Scotland.

  • New Cookies law – what will the proposed ePrivacy Regulation change for website operators?

    New Cookies law – what will the proposed ePrivacy Regulation change for website operators?

    Emerging in the shadow of the hotly discussed GDPR is the forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation (ePR), which is set to repeal the existing 'cookie' law. The ePR has been coined the GDPR's 'forgotten sibling'. Together, it is hoped that they will form a fully comprehensive set of laws governing all uses of personal data within the EU. This short article aims to clarify the ePR's rules surrounding the use of cookie banners to obtain consent for the tracking of data, which may be of relevance to website operators who use cookies to track data.