A recent court decision has given simple procedure users in Scotland some much needed confirmation regarding expenses.
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A recent case highlights that failure to engage in the court process and follow the court rules will not be taken lightly by the court. Further, unnecessary delays without reasonable excuse will not be tolerated in the Scottish courts.
The most recent decision of an ongoing litigation in the Scottish courts has considered the procedural requirements for making an interim award of expenses. The question for the court was whether an order for interim payment where expenses had been awarded but no account had been lodged and taxed should be made. If so, then the second question was in what circumstances may the motion be granted?
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A recent Lands Tribunal for Scotland decision in a conjoined tenants' Right to Buy case has clarified the standard that the Tribunal expects from pleaders, together with its likely approach to questions of fair notice going forward.