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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Stress Testing the UK Constitution

The intensity of the debate over Brexit has caused me to reflect on how in times of upheaval a country’s constitution is stress tested, and the important role of the courts comes to the forefront. 

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Guest Blog: Find international success with UK Export Finance

By Carol Harvey, Export Finance Manager, UK Export Finance

Across Scotland there are businesses selling their services and wares to the world, and yet there are still thousands of firms that could export but don’t. UK Export Finance is here to help.

Scottish companies have a proud history of doing business overseas, and certainly punch above their weight compared to the rest of the UK. A recent report from HM Revenue and Customs shows that Scottish exports are rising 1.6% faster than the UK average, with a total value of £28.8 billion.

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Housing Supply - What's In A Number?

At a hearing into one of our clients’ residential developments last year, a local resident commented that it was easier to measure the distance to the sun or the breadth of a human hair than calculate the housing land supply in Renfrewshire. No one disagreed. 

While it is well established that local authorities must maintain at least a five-year effective housing land supply at all times, disputes as to whether they are allocating enough land for housing are common place. 

Of course central to the debate is how many houses are required in the first place.

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