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Latest Articles

  • Time Limits for Latent Defects Claims

    Time Limits for Latent Defects Claims

    One of the most disruptive court decisions for the Scottish construction sector in recent times was the controversial Court of Session decision in Midlothian Council v. Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical Ltd which deals with the prescription of latent defects claims. Midlothian was questioned judicially in a recent Glasgow Sheriff Court decision with some positive news for those looking to raise such claims.

  • Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

    Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

    The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 which received Royal Assent on 25 June 2020 contains far-reaching permanent reforms of UK insolvency law as well as temporary measures introduced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Succession Rights for Cohabitants in Scotland

    Succession Rights for Cohabitants in Scotland

    It's a common misconception that cohabiting couples have similar rights to married couples on death. Although there are some rights in place for a cohabitant in Scotland, their succession rights are in fact very limited. A cohabitant's claim can only be brought on intestacy (where there is no Will) and it must be within six months of death.