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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Breaking News: STF Appeal Decision

Elaine Farquharson-Black

Two of our clients are celebrating today after successfully challenging Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority’s Strategic Transport Fund (STF) planning guidance in the Court of Session. 

The STF guidance required developers to pay contributions on a “roof tax” basis into a central pot to be used towards strategic transport measures across a wide area. 

Elsick Development Company (EDC) and Goodgrun Ltd argued that the guidance was unlawful as it ignored Scottish Government policy on planning obligations as set out in Circular 3/2012.&nbs

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LChalmers

Happy World Intellectual Property Day

David Goodbrand

Did you know that today, Tuesday 26 April, marks World Intellectual Property (IP) Day? Now in its 16th year, the aim of World IP Day is to promote awareness and discussion of the role of IP in encouraging innovation and creativity.

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), based in Geneva, established this global event to raise awareness of how IP (patents, trade marks, copyright and designs) impacts on daily life and to celebrate creativity and the contribution made by creators and innovators globally.

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LChalmers

Brexit: dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s

Since the official start date of the EU Referendum campaign earlier this month, Brexit articles and stories have dominated the press.  A lot of the discussion has been around EU laws and, in particular, what might happen to these laws if the outcome of the Referendum is a Leave vote.  Ultimately, a lot of the questions that have been raised cannot be answered until – if there is a Leave vote – we have a clearer idea of what the UK’s new relationship with the EU will look like.  A summary table is available

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