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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Sanctions Increasing As The Pressure on Russia Grows

Grant McGregor

Increasingly stringent sanctions have been imposed on Russia as a result of its involvement in the continuing unrest in the Ukraine, with the EU and the US announcing the latest round of co-ordinated measures earlier this month.  The President of the EU Council, Herman van Rompuy, said that these measures are aimed at “promoting a change of course in Russia’s actions destabilising eastern Ukraine”. 

The newly announced sanctions target Russia’s finance, energy and arms sectors.  They include limits on the ability of Russian banks to access western credit markets, ban

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Burness Paull Planning Team Saves Developer More Than £80k

Emma Dewar

One of our clients is celebrating after we were able to secure the removal from a planning approval for a new development of an obligation that would have cost them more than £80,000.

We challenged the decision by a local authority to impose public realm improvements when granting permission for the development.

The Reporter who heard the case assessed the planning obligation against the five well-established legal tests that must be met in order to be valid – and upheld.

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LChalmers

The Need For Fatal Accident Inquiry Reform: An Accident Waiting, And Waiting, To Happen

Consultation on reforming the way in which fatal accident inquiries (FAIs) are held is well underway.

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LChalmers