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

Even with Covid-19, disputes happen. New guide to dispute resolution in Scotland

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Emma King

Scotland Sees Fall in Civil Law Cases

Recent statistics from Scotland’s Chief Statistician have revealed that the number of civil law cases initiated in Scottish courts has fallen to its lowest since current statistics began in 2008-09.

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Billy Smith

Sub-Letting is an Issue for Landlords and Tenants

As many as one in six (17%) tenants in the UK admit to having rented out part or all of their property to someone who isn’t on the lease agreement, new research by Direct Line for Business has found.

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Emma King

Solving Disputes Online

A new platform to help consumers and traders solve online disputes over a purchase made online has been launched by the European Commission.

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Billy Smith

Litigation Solicitor Vacancy in Glasgow - what could you bring to our team?

Complete Clarity Solicitors is looking for an experienced Litigation Solicitor to join its Glasgow office. 

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Emma King

Court Reform Continues with Opening of Civil Sheriff Appeal Court

The recent opening of Scotland’s Civil Sheriff Appeal Court has marked the next step in the biggest modernisation of Scotland’s courts in a century.

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Emma King

Anti-Social Behaviour Will Still be Grounds for Eviction

Housing Minister Margaret Burgess has reassured landlords that anti-social behaviour by tenants will be grounds for eviction under the new Private Tenancies Bill.

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Emma King

Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill Published

The Scottish Government has published its Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, which it says will ensure tenants have more security, stability and predictability when privately renting a home in Scotland.

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Billy Smith

Consumer Rights Act Gives New Rights to Consumers

Consumers who buy digital products, such as music downloads or ebooks, now have new legal rights when these products are faulty.

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Emma King

Civil Court Reforms Come into Force

Tuesday 22nd September marked the start of the new legal year and also saw the official launch of the new All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court and the Sheriff Appeal Court.

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Billy Smith

Couple Find Loophole in High Hedges Legislation

A dispute between neighbours in Lundin Links in Fife over the height of a hedge has taken a new twist after the owners of the hedge turned it into a row of trees rather than scale back its height, reports the Daily Mail.

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Emma King

Statistics Reveal Fall in Debt Cases

The latest civil justice statistics, published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, have revealed a fall in the number of debt cases being considered by Scottish courts for the fifth year in a row.

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Billy Smith

Progress in Improved Cross-Border Small Claims Procedure

A draft law to improve and broaden the use of a simplified procedure for low-value cross-border claims to recover money from abroad has been informally agreed by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the European Council.

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Emma King

Dispute between Neighbours over Height of Hedge

Scotland’s High Hedges Act has been used once again to resolve a long-running and bitter dispute between neighbours, reports the Telegraph.

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Emma King

Sheriff Appeal Court Appointments Confirmed

The appointments of Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen QC as the President of the new Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Principal Craig Scott QC as Vice President have recently been confirmed by the Lord President.

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Billy Smith

Private Landlord Report Attracts Criticism

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has spoken out against a recent Citizens Advice study that claims 740,000 households in England live in privately rented homes that present a severe threat to tenants' health.

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Billy Smith

Neighbours Resolve Dispute over High Hedges

A couple from Uddingston in Lanarkshire have successfully used the High Hedges (Scotland) Act to resolve a dispute with their neighbour over the size of leylandii trees in her garden, reports the Daily Mail.

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Billy Smith

Reforms of the Private Rental Sector

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation over plans to overhaul legislation governing the private rental sector.

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Emma King

Insurance Bill Becomes Law

Legislation that implements reforms recommended by the Law Commissions of England and Wales and of Scotland to modernise and simplify insurance contract law across the UK has received Royal Assent.

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Billy Smith

New Powers for Business Groups to Tackle Late Payment

The UK Government has announced its intention to introduce tough new laws and bulk up existing codes of practice to tackle the issues of late payment and other unfair payment practices.

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