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Latest articles from E-Ming Fong

  • Who cares? The current rules on paying for residential care in later life

    Who cares? The current rules on paying for residential care in later life

    Paying for care in later life is an issue which has been to the fore in the current election campaigning. Whoever wins, it's clear that care and attention is required when dealing with capital assets in the context of residential care in later life given the wider consequences post-transfer. Here are some of the key points to bear in mind.

  • Is the law on servitudes at 'sixes and sevens' for property owners

    Is the law on servitudes at 'sixes and sevens' for property owners

    Surely when you buy a property or land, you need to be absolutely certain as to what you have just bought? Harper Macleod's litigation team successfully defended a court action on the subject of servitude rights of access, and when they can be implied. The decision of the Court of Session in that case served as a timely reminder of what can go wrong when a property does not clearly benefit from all necessary ancillary rights required for its use.

  • Time and Tide wait for no man

    Time and Tide wait for no man

    When it comes to enforcing rights and obligations in Scotland, time and tide wait for no man. Rights and obligations in Scotland are subject to statutory rules on time bar as set out in the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973.

  • Your reputation precedes you – so how do you protect it?

    Your reputation precedes you – so how do you protect it?

    Whenever anyone mentions reputation management, thoughts immediately turn to celebrities. We never really stop to think that we all have a reputation. Not only that, but it’s a reputation worth protecting. Whether you are an individual, a sole trader, an entrepreneur, a small business, a director, the CEO of a multinational corporation, or the rich and famous, your reputation precedes you. With that in mind, E-Ming Fong considers how to put your best foot forward.