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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from MSM Solicitors

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Help to Buy for the elderly

The Scottish Government has announced that older people will also be entitled to participate in its Help to Buy schemes. Over the course of the last few years, the Scottish Government has promoted and funded a number of Help to … Continue reading

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The New Private Residential Tenancy

A new type of tenancy for private rented property in Scotland came into effect on 1st December 2017. It’s called a Private Residential Tenancy and it replaces the current Short Assured Tenancy. The changes contained in this legislation are extensive … Continue reading

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Text adjudged to be a valid Will

A recent case in Queensland Supreme Court in Australia decided that an unsent text on the mobile phone belonging to a man who had taken his own life was sufficient to constitute his Will. You can view the judgement by clicking … Continue reading

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Scottish Government to back a ban on smacking children

A member’s bill introduced to the Scottish Parliament by Green MSP John Finnie aimed at banning the smacking of children is to be backed by the Scottish Government. When the Bill was put out to consultation it received such positive … Continue reading

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Not all Kodi boxes are illegal – but the “fully loaded” ones are!

A recent case in England highlights an important issue if you decide to buy a Kodi box. A Kodi box is a set-top box (or it can be a USB data stick) pre-loaded with Kodi software. The software on the … Continue reading

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Registers of Scotland announces increase of 4.8% in average house price

The latest Scottish House Price Index figures have been released by the Registers of Scotland, They show the average price of residential property for July 2017 and the volume of sales of residential property for May 2017. Average Price This … Continue reading

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Ruling on sacking over monitoring of private messages reversed

Earlier this month, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decided that a Romanian man should not have been dismissed for sending private messages whilst he was at work. This was the reversal of a decision … Continue reading

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The Terminator to help Financial Conduct Authority promote PPI Claims

The Financial Conduct Authority has announced a new advertising campaign using the voice and a model of the head of Arnold Schwartzenegger.  The campaign is designed to help promote claims for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance before  the deadline of 29th … Continue reading

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Sheriff publishes letter to children in acrimonious Contact case

Sheriff Aisha Y Anwar has taken the unusual step of publishing a letter to the children of a couple involved in an acrimonious Contact case. In a Proof that lasted 11 days, the Sheriff heard from the parties, various family … Continue reading

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