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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Iranian Oil – Access Granted?

The much anticipated agreement between the P5+1 countries (the US, UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany) on lifting Iranian sanctions may finally have been reached in Vienna in the last 24 hours. The stakes are high for all sides in this negotiation, and some might say for international relations in general. As such this deal has rightly been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate in the media.

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Shedding Light On Planning Permission

I have always thought of sheds as simply a place to keep old tools and lawnmowers - basic wood or plastic boxes, rarely entered and smelling of grass and mud.  But it seems that my view is rapidly becoming antiquated as we enter a new golden age – that of “The Luxury Shed”.

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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill Passed By Scottish Parliament

By way of update following my previous blog on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill, the Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament after a Stage 3 debate on 17 June. The commencement date has still to be announced.

Extension of Community Right to Buy

The key provisions of this section of the Bill are largely unchanged from the original draft. The main changes to the Community Right to Buy are as follows:

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