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Following on from the launch of the new First Home Fund, Harper Macleod held a special briefing for solicitors who regularly act for shared-equity scheme purchasers. The First Home Fund is a £150 million national piot scheme to provide first-time buyers with up to £25,000 towards the purchase of a home. It will run until March 2021, helping at least 6000 people buy their first home.
The estate of Euromillions winner Colin Weir who passed recently is expected to be the largest estate ever dealt with by Scottish Courts. The executry administration for this estate is likely to be a lengthy process and although most are not worth £161m, all Scottish estates are required to go through a similar process.
When a family member dies, it is a stressful and upsetting time. Recently, we have seen more cases dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away become contentious and on occasion reach court.
The Fisheries Bill is still at an early stage in its voyage to enshrinement in law and will be subject to several rounds of scrutiny and possible amendment. For now, however, some clear themes can perhaps be established and conclusions drawn on what may be on the horizon for Scotland's fisheries and fishing communities.