A recent court case in England, in which a surviving cohabitee challenged a pension scheme's decision not to recognise her right to benefits on her partner's death, has important implication for people throughout the United Kingdom.
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The latest Scottish court decision on a challenge to an adjudication award somewhat predictably saw the court enforcing the adjudicator's award. It is likely that future enforcement actions will be concluded in a much shorter timeframe than this one was.
Welcome to our weekly Dragons Den blog where a member of Harper Macleod's entrepreneurial team will share their view of the latest episode, give some hints and tips and also explain how we could have helped … and hopefully have a bit of fun along the way. This week's blog is by Anisha Kaura, a solicitor in our entrepreneurial team who specialises in advising start ups and high growth companies. She's part of a team that has completed more than 90 equity deals in the last three years.
Since the introduction of Simple Procedure actions in 2016, there has been much debate between practitioners as to the interpretation of the rules and their application in practice. A recent successful case we were involved in shows courts cracking down on unreasonable conduct in such litigation.
Decisions from Queensland under a statute that recognises testamentary wishes recorded in any form, can point the way for Scots law, given modern attitudes to digital over paper communication.