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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Potential Impacts of Brexit on Planning & Environmental Law and Practice

Craig Whelton, Planning

As the EU Referendum fast approaches, the Brexit debate is gathering pace.

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Major Changes To The Private Rented Sector

James Jack

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 was recently passed by the Scottish Parliament.  The Act will impose a new private residential tenancy in Scotland.  It will replace existing tenancy agreements in Scotland (the vast majority of which are currently short assured tenancies).  The Act takes effect in stages.  The date for the new tenancy to take effect has yet to be confirmed but is likely to be late 2017 or even 2018. 

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A Waiting Game - Planning Review Seminars

Craig Whelton

Hot on the heels of the publication of the recommendations from the independent panel appointed to review the Scottish planning system, Burness Paull hosted seminars in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.  We were delighted so many of our clients and contacts in the development industry were able to join us to debate the Panel’s recommendations, and what these may mean for our planning system. 

Delegates heard first from John Hamilton, former Chair of the Scottish Property Federation, and one of the three members of the independent Panel.  John gave

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