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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

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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All Energy – Key themes and messages from the 2019 conference

As Glasgow basked in glorious sunshine last week, the Burness Paull Renewables team attended the 2019 All Energy conference at the SEC. There was a distinct air of both realism and optimism in the arena as to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as the UK seeks to meet its stretching decarbonisation targets.

We noticed three key themes coming up in presentations and discussions at the conference: 

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