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  • 03 Nov 2020 Pre-Action Requirements (PARs)

    Introduced by The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020 and The Rent Arrears Pre-action Requirements (Coronavirus)(s) Regs 2020, the PARs apply to rent arrears notices served after 7 April 2020 where the rent arrears occurred wholly or partly after 27 May 2020 (the date The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 came into effect). It will therefore apply […]

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  • 30 Oct 2020 Getting on OSCR’s ‘Wick’? Inquiry Report into charity

    An OSCR Inquiry Report on a charity raises points on fundraising/grantmaking plans and beyond from which the wider sector can benefit. OSCR has issued an Inquiry Report into Wick Academy Development Fund (“WADF”). WADF was set up as a charity in 2002. It aimed to raise funds, it is understood, for sporting facilities in Wick. […]

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  • 26 Oct 2020 Supreme Court: Equality Act and charities

    An analysis of Supreme Court decision on equality and charities

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  • 07 Oct 2020 A will as IVF consent and wider considerations on consents and nominations

    A Scottish court has considered whether or not a will satisfied the requirements of a consent for the purposes of IVF, which raises some wider considerations. A recent case has considered whether or not wording in a will amounted to giving effective consent by the deceased for the storage and use of his sperm to […]

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  • 25 Sep 2020 An update: Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

    Extension of Notice Periods and Introduction of Pre-Action Requirements

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  • 08 Sep 2020 New notice periods for evictions

    The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (Eviction from Dwelling-houses) (Notice Periods) Modification Regulations 2020 Following immediately on from my last blog, the Scottish Government has just published Regulations to set out the notice periods that will apply for the next 6 months (at least) for evictions. These regulations refer to both PRS and Social tenancies and […]

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