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Retained EU law: What are the implications for pensions?

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Retained EU law: What are the implications for pensions?

The "Retained EU law" concept was established by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 in relation to Brexit. In essence, this act established a provision for a new category of REUL to continue to apply in the United Kingdom following the conclusion of the Brexit transition period, based on a snapshot of EU law at that time. In spite of the fact that the United Kingdom is no longer formally governed by European Union law, a substantial amount of EU law remains part of our governing legislation in various forms (including court judgements, Acts of Parliament, and statutory instruments).

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Navigating Legal Changes: A February 2024 Overview

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Navigating Legal Changes: A February 2024 Overview

The legal landscape in February 2024 brings a raft of significant updates that professionals across the board need to be aware of. From pivotal amendments in the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in Scotland to the critical passage of the Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill, the legal fabric of our nation continues to evolve in response to societal and technological shifts.

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Why do I need a Will?

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You can decide who will inherit what from your estate

A Will is a legal document that takes effect once you die. Anyone in Scotland can write a Will from age 12. When you die everything you own, and all the debts you owe, are regarded as your 'estate'.

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What Do Property Surveyors Look for During a House Survey?

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If you're buying a home, a survey gives vital insight into the property's condition and conducts a building survey. But what exactly does the surveyor inspect? As your property experts, Complete Clarity Solicitors provides home buyers with complete clarity on what surveyors look for during different types of house surveys.

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Improving the accessibility, adaptation, and usability of residential properties in Scotland

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Currently, new homes constructed by Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and local authorities, with the assistance of grant funds, must adhere to construction regulations and meet the minimal design criteria outlined as "basic" in the Housing for Varying Needs Design Guide. The design characteristics labelled as "desirable" should be incorporated whenever feasible.

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Need for planning permission in short-term lease control areas

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A confirmation was recently made by the Court of Session that the classification of a short term let control area does not necessitate planning permission for a short term let use that began anterior to the designation.

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Things to know about divorce and separation in Scotland

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Divorcing a spouse can be not only an emotional experience but can also be complex. Here are the basics of what you need to know.

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Seek the advice of a family lawyer. It is a decision that will pay off in the long run

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The idea that you can handle your divorce or separation on your own is held by some individuals. Can it really be that difficult? 

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Top 5 landlord recovery strategies for corporate insolvency from tenant

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Managing an insolvent tenant can be a challenging situation for landlords. As recovery options become more limited, it's crucial to understand the steps that can help protect your interests and navigate the complexities of commercial tenant insolvency. Here are five essential strategies to consider:

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Practical considerations for commercial owners concerning tenant alterations

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Practical considerations for commercial owners concerning tenant alterations

When developing a commercial lease in Scotland, the proprietor must find a balance regarding alterations that accommodate both the tenant's desire to optimise the space leased to them and its concerns regarding the preservation of the asset's value. Although the tenant's fit-out at the commencement of the lease may be known at the time the lease is drafted, the lease must be "future-proofed" to account for the possibility that the tenant will wish to renovate or make other alterations during the lease term.

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If one of the parties dies prior to the divorce, what is the protocol regarding financial assistance?

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Transnational Child Abduction Matters that the Hague Convention does not Cover

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Transnational Child Abduction Matters that the Hague Convention does not Cover

Family lawyers have significant experience providing clients with counsel regarding the 'Hague Convention' (The Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction). However, in recent years, our clientele has become more frequently concerned with the ramifications of children being abducted from non-signatory countries to Scotland and returning to Scotland.

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5 steps to Positioning Your Company for Acquisition 

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5 steps to Positioning Your Company for Acquisition 

In the bustling B2B Saas landscape, positioning your product or service effectively can make all the difference. It's not just about setting yourself apart from the competition; it's about crafting a compelling narrative that resonates with your target customers and creates a strong competitive advantage. Complete Clarity Solicitors presents a comprehensive 5-step guide to mastering the art of B2B product positioning, ensuring your brand takes a prominent position in the market.

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Understanding Uninsured Risks in Commercial Leases: Essential Information for Landlords and Tenants

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In the realm of commercial leases, the concept of uninsured risks carries significant weight for both landlords and tenants. Understanding these risks and their implications is crucial for effective lease management. Let's delve into the intricacies of uninsured risks and explore key considerations for both parties.

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The Law on Dog Attacks by Ellidh Clark

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The Law on Dog Attacks by Ellidh Clark

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Child Contact Arrangement For The Christmas Period

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Child Contact Arrangements For The Christmas Period

Some may say it is too early to consider the festive season since pumpkin carving has just happened. Nevertheless, the navigation of family arrangements is always difficult and further complicated for separated parents in the run up to Christmas.

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What is moveable estate in Scottish law: legal rights in Scotland?

What is moveable estate in Scottish law: legal rights in Scotland? 

Legal Rights of Children: Securing the Future

In Scotland, a parent's will cannot completely disinherit their children. Rooted in moral and societal considerations, Scottish law ensures that children of a deceased parent have a fundamental level of protection. Even if a child isn't explicitly named as a beneficiary in the parent's will, they possess the legal right to claim a share of the estate. This right takes precedence over the will's provisions and is known as the child's entitlement to Legal Rights.

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Power of attorney vs. guardianship - knowing the legal differences

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Selling Your Home with Complete Clarity

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Selling your home can be both an exhilarating and exciting time. At Clarity Simplicity we aim to deliver a quality service that makes the process as easy as possible for you. In this guide, we will explain the steps involved in selling your property so that you know exactly what to expect at each step of the way from putting your home on the market to handing over the keys.

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Key steps to prepare a business for sale

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Key steps to prepare a business for sale

Deciding to sell your business is a monumental decision that warrants meticulous preparation. After dedicating time, resources, and effort into building your business, ensuring a successful sale requires careful planning. If you're considering selling your business, Complete Clarity is here to guide you through the process. This blog outlines seven pivotal steps to help you navigate the journey toward a seamless business sale.

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