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The latest civil justice statistics, published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, have revealed that the total number of civil law cases initiated in Scottish courts is at its lowest level for the past five years.


In the latest Summer Budget, the Chancellor announced his intention to reform inheritance tax.


Austin Lafferty: Laying Down the Law

Posted by on in Scottish Law

I have several children, and a grandchild who is disabled. I wish to make provision for this grandchild by setting up a trust with some of my money. I believe that my other children will be unhappy that I have favoured one member of the family. Will creating a trust be effective or can other children claim a share of the money?


Family charity Families Need Fathers (FNF) Scotland has recently given details of its submission to the Scottish Government’s consultation over proposed changes to the law relating to domestic abuse and sexual offences.


In today’s Summer Budget, Chancellor George Osborne pledged to clamp down on the rapid growth in buy-to-let mortgages with new rules designed to create ‘a level playing field’ between buy-to-let mortgages and residential home ownership.


Women and men across Scotland who suspect their partner has an abusive background may now have that information disclosed to them, as Police Scotland’s Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland is to be rolled out across the country.


The Dangers of DIY Wills

Posted by on in Wills and Estates

The risks associated with not taking professional legal advice when drawing up a will have been clearly demonstrated in a case recently reported by the Telegraph.


My neighbour refuses to trim back his massive overhanging branches on my side of the fence. They are causing all sorts of problems – including the leaves blocking gutters and us having to clean our monoblocking five times a year.


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