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The latest legal news & family, employment, personal injury and wills & succession law news from Complete Clarity Solicitors.

Emma King is a solicitor at Complete Clarity Solicitors, specialising in Family Law and Litigation. Connect with Emma on LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/emmakingclarity

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Aberdeen Firm Sentenced for Worker’s Fall

An engineering services company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell from the trailer bed of a lorry at its premises in Aberdeen.

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Government Publishes Response to Taylor Review

The Scottish Government has recently published its response to Sheriff Principal Taylor’s review on the expenses and funding of litigation, in which it sets out plans to introduce legislation that it says will create an accessible, affordable and equitable civil justice system for Scotland.

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Courts Reform Bill Comes Under Parliamentary Scrutiny

The Scottish Government’s Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill has recently been scrutinised by members of the Parliament’s Justice Committee, who have now published a report questioning some of the key provisions of the Bill.

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Damages claims by victims of antitrust violations

A proposed Directive that will help individuals and companies claim damages if they are victims of infringements of EU antitrust rules, such as cartels and abuses of dominant market positions, has recently received the backing of the European Parliament.

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Lease dispute goes initially in favour of M & S

The Court of Session has recently ruled against plans by the Gyle Shopping Centre in Edinburgh to build a Primark Store partly on an existing car park, because Marks & Spencer (M & S), one of the centre’s tenants, has a share in rights to the car park. It is merely the first stage in a legal battle over the proposals.

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Scottish Parliament passes debt reform Bill

Changes to the rights of Scottish creditors and debtors are on the way, following the recent passing of the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill by the Scottish Parliament.

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Rectifying consumer disputes - consultation

Plans to give consumers greater access to redress if something goes wrong with their purchase of goods or services are the subject of a recently launched Government consultation.

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Reforming Scotland’s civil courts - Bill published

In a recent development that will be of interest to anyone contemplating taking a legal dispute to one of Scotland’s civil courts, the Scottish Government has published further details of new legislation that it says will bring about the biggest modernisation of Scotland’s courts in a generation.

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Recovering debts across European borders

Businesses and individuals who are trying to recover debts from another EU country should find the process easier if new draft European legislation comes into effect.

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Fall in Scottish insolvencies

There was a drop in the number of personal and corporate insolvencies in Scotland over the third quarter of 2013-14, according to new figures from Scotland’s Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB). The news follows the recent AiB announcement that there has also been a slight fall in the use of diligence across the country.

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Warning over Housing Bill provisions

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) recently appeared in front of the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment (ICI) Committee, to give oral evidence on the Housing (Scotland) Bill.

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Overall drop in use of diligence

It looks like there has been a small drop in the use of diligence in Scotland over the past year, if the latest Scottish Diligence Statistics, recently published by Scotland’s Accountant in Bankruptcy, are anything to go by.

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Irish Supreme Court rules in land access dispute

A high profile Irish property dispute hit the headlines this week, when the Irish Supreme Court ruled on land access rights and public rights of way relating to Lissadell House, a historically important country house in County Sligo.

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Maharaja’s estate dispute finally settles

An interesting estate dispute from India appears to have reached closure, according to a report from the Telegraph. This reveals that a battle over the estate of one of India’s most wealthy royal families has finally been settled.

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Tribunals Bill welcomed by Justice Committee

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has published its stage 1 report into the Tribunals (Scotland) Bill, in which it welcomes the proposals contained in the Bill and sets out a number of recommendations.

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Official launch of Scottish Civil Justice Council

The latest step in the reform of the Scottish civil justice system took place this week with the official launch of the Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC), at Parliament Hall in Edinburgh.

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New tribunal to hear housing disputes

It was interesting to hear that the Scottish Government’s forthcoming Housing Bill will include plans to create a new housing tribunal, designed to act as a specialist decision maker for disputes in the private rented sector (PRS).

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New plans to tackle NMW defaulters

The Government has announced new measures to toughen up the enforcement of the national minimum wage (NMW) by making it easier to name and shame employers who do not comply.

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Divorce battle lasting longer than marriage

A former husband and wife from America have been going through a series of bitter legal disputes associated with their divorce that have lasted for the past 17 years - seven years longer than the duration of their actual marriage, reports Cincinnati.com.

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Child Maintenance Service rolls out further

The new Child Maintenance Service (CMS) opened on 29th July 2013 to new applicants with two or more children.

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