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Bird Control and General Licences - what now for Scotland?

United Kingdom - May 30 2019 Scottish Natural Heritage (“SNH”) announced on 21 May 2019 that they will hold a 12 week consultation about General Licences later this year, seeking…

Divorce and Cohabitation Issues for the Farming Family - Part 2

United Kingdom - May 28 2019 In my previous article, I considered the issues that can arise for married couples in the farming sector who are separating/divorcing. In this…

Your land and rural business - everything you need for successful succession

United Kingdom - May 6 2019 Do you know what would happen to your land and rural business if any of these events occurred: Death Disability or incapacity Dispute (family) Debt…

What does change to traditional family structures mean for succession law in Scotland?

United Kingdom - April 30 2019 Change is certainly the theme of the moment. There is no doubt that society and the structure of families have changed significantly in the past 55…

Scottish Land Commission Survey on Community Engagement

United Kingdom - April 30 2019 We previously advised of the launch of the Scottish Land Commission’s Protocol on Community Engagement in Decisions Relating to Land, supporting the…

Tenant Farming Commissioner publishes Tree Planting Guide

United Kingdom - April 26 2019 Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC), Bob McIntosh, has published a Guide to Tree Planting on Tenanted Agricultural Holdings. The TFC has…

Divorce and Cohabitation issues for the Farming Family

United Kingdom - April 1 2019 It is a sad fact of life that relationship breakdown affects people in all walks of life. However, the sorts of issues that can arise for farming…

Rents under the new telecoms code: tribunal rules in favour of the operators

United Kingdom - April 1 2019 The Upper Tribunal (in England) recently issued its decision in EE Limited and Hutchison 3G UK Limited v The Mayor and Burgess of the London Borough…

Private Rented Sector Housing - Changes to the Repairing Standard

United Kingdom - March 28 2019 In accordance with the Scottish Government’s aims to continue to improve the standards of private rented housing, two statutory instruments came into…

The Future of Scottish Forestry - Finalised Strategy Released

United Kingdom - March 21 2019 As part of the new fully devolved arrangements for Forestry in Scotland, the Scottish government launched an optimistic long term draft strategy for…