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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Financing housebuilding has changed - but the money is out there

The availability of finance for housebuilders is often described as one of the problems in creating more housing stock in Scotland.

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Planning (Scotland) Bill - reaching completion?

Following the positive mood at the recent Homes for Scotland Annual Lunch and Awards, we can all agree that the housebuilding industry is faring well and housebuilders have a great appetite for new sites in the right locations.

But there are headwinds. Planning is key to delivery of much needed new homes to meet the current shortfall in supply, and when an independent review of the system was announced in 2015 many thought this could be a ‘silver bullet’ opportunity to sort out a creaking system.

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The fourth thing you need to know about enforcing IPR in Scotland: Cost and timescales

"How much will it cost and how long will it take?" If I had a £1 for every time a client asked me that at the commencement of a court action…

Of course, it is an entirely appropriate and reasonable question, which any sensible client should be asking before embarking on the litigation journey. Whilst you would be able to answer this question with laser precise accuracy in respect of English proceedings with the “benefit" of the Jackson costs budgeting reforms, you may be less clear of the position in Scotland.

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