The risk that a title to property that makes no mention of a minerals reservation does not include them (or worse, that one that appears to include them does not) may be very small, but it is nevertheless a real one which can catch out the unwary landowner - or solicitor.
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Latest articles from Pamela Todd
Although there had been little in the way of gold mining in Scotland since the early 1900s, in August last year Scotgold produced gold for the first time as part of its ore processing trial at Cononish. Here we look mining concession regime in the UK, and what the proposals to devolve Crown Estate functions to the Scottish Parliament could mean for the fledgling industry.
As the Scottish market for deals involving wind projects hots up post referendum, Pamela Todd, a partner in the Energy team at Harper Macleod, considers some key points to consider as part of the due diligence process such deals entail.
In the years since Harper Macleod first became involved in on-shore wind, the number of new projects has risen sharply and has diversified greatly. Pamela Todd, a partner in the Energy Team, looks at the impact of this on land use, and the particular issues related to overlapping developments.
Having advised on every aspect of the renewable energy supply chain since 1994, members of Harper Macleod’s Energy Team have been at the cutting edge of wind power developments, advising on projects totalling almost 2GW of installed capacity with a further 1.5GW in the pipeline. Here, Edinburgh-based Partner Pamela Todd shares some vital tips on how to get a project over the line.