A proposed Deposit and Return Scheme for drinks containers such as plastic bottles made from PET plastic, aluminium and steel cans and glass bottles is currently out for consultation in the form of draft Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020.
Legal Insights & Industry Updates
Life, business and the law
The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.
The COSLA's 2019 Annual Conference includes a session hosted by Scottish Empty Homes Partnership on Empty Homes - The Asset on our Doorsteps. This has been a hot topic in recent years and here we take a look at the current state of play.
A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows a person (the Adult) to appoint one or a number of people to look after their financial and welfare affairs in the event that they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. Here we look at one of the more controversial powers that an Attorney will often have - the power to make gifts.
What will a new Children (Scotland) Act 2020 mean for families? Part two - domestic abuse and vulnerable witnesses
New laws relating to children in Scotland are currently being considered by the Scottish Parliament. In a series of short blogs, our Family Law will consider some of the key provisions of the Bill and how those could impact on practitioners and the families that we represent. This second article focuses on the issue of domestic abuse and vulnerable witnesses.
How do the family courts in Scotland approach child contact cases where domestic abuse is an issue?