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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Notices – getting them right and the costs of getting it wrong

Serving notice under a contract might seem pretty straightforward, but there have been plenty of cases where the receiving party successfully challenges the validity of a contractual notice in court.  Getting the notice right is crucial, and last month the court reminded us of the potentially drastic consequences of getting the notice wrong (which, in this case, was some £8 million for the party who had failed to serve the notice correctly).

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“Saviour of the High Street” – Applicants Wanted

Last week brought news that Amazon is due to open its first ‘Clicks and Mortar’ store in Scotland. The shop will be located in Edinburgh’s Waverley Mall.

This latest incarnation for Amazon will see it appear in physical form showcasing products from up-and-coming online brands. In effect, they are giving fledgling online sellers their first chance to sell from the high street.

Inevitably whatever Amazon does creates a level of excitement and anticipation.

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Listed Buildings: Setting the rules for preserving setting

Scotland is home to incredible landscapes and incredible history. They are both of local and national importance and value, which planning law and policy seeks to protect and enhance. Challenging questions can arise for developers and planning authorities when development is proposed in such areas.  One issue is the protection afforded to listed buildings, and more particularly the planning authority's duty to consider the effect of a proposed development on the setting of a listed building.

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