Immigration: Partner applications under the Immigration Rules – Avoiding the pitfalls of the financial requirements

One of the most difficult aspects of making an application, either for entry clearance or leave to remain as a partner under the Immigration Rules, is meeting the financial requirements... Read More >

Litigation: Compensation is for life and not just for Christmas (or is it?)

What is the court trying to do when compensating an injured person and is it actually able to achieve this goal? The starting point is the well-established principle that the... Read More >

Litigation: claims arising from sporting injuries

The area of sports injury claims is an unusual area within the complex world of personal injury litigation. As is the norm in all types of litigation, each incident must... Read More >

Litigation: Baby bump 12.12.14

Recent discussion took place within the Litigation Department about a question to which we all thought we knew the answer: Can a baby born AFTER the death of a relative... Read More >

Family Law: The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Scotland and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

On Thursday 20th November 2014 the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) turned 25. 25 years ago the CRC was groundbreaking. The CRC was the first... Read More >

Property: Now is an ideal time to market your property as buyers in Scotland rush to save thousands of pounds in tax before 1st April 2015

Please note that since this article was original written the proposed LBTT rates have been changed.  The revised rates can be found by clicking here. There is currently a shortage... Read More >

Immigration: English Language Requirement- A Guide on how to meet this for those seeking limited leave to enter or remain in the UK as the partner or parent of a British citizen or settled person

The English Language Requirement was introduced by the last Labour Government. The Government's stated aim was that knowledge of English would enable integration by the individual migrant into UK life.... Read More >

Immigration: The Immigration Act 2014 – Changes (yet again) to the appeal system

In this blog post, Jacqueline Moore, who heads up the immigration team in our Glasgow office, focuses on the changes introduced by the Act to the appeals system and analyses... Read More >

Litigation: Personal Injury Time Bar

We set out the position regarding Personal Injury Time-Bar and in particular the applicability of Section 19A of the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 back in November 2013 in... Read More >

Family Law: Occupancy Rights

Occupancy Rights and Title In law if you own a property then your rights as owner include the right to occupy, that is, to live in your property. The law... Read More >