Category Archives: MSM News

HMRC beat Rangers in the “big tax” case

On 5th July 2017 at the Supreme Court in London, HMRC were finally successful in their challenge against the liquidators of the former Rangers Football Club. HMRC had claimed that the use of Employee Benefits Trusts was a mechanism employed … Continue reading

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Supreme Court signals equal pension rights for everyone

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has decided that Civil Partners and Spouses in same sex relationships should enjoy the same rights a heterosexual couples in relation to pension entitlement. John Walker had fought a lengthy legal battle against … Continue reading

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Flight Delays give rise to claims

It won’t have escaped your notice that British Airways have been in the news this week for all the wrong reasons. Their computer system crashed and this meant that all its flights were grounded for three days. This has resulted … Continue reading

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The Council of Mortgage Lenders reports year on year growth in Scotland

The latest release of date from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) shows that lending in May increased 12% when compared to April’s figure. Standing at £20.1 billion, it is also ahead of the May 2016 figure when it stood … Continue reading

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Paisley Singer found Not Guilty of Drink Driving

Singer Paolo Nutini was found not guilty of drink driving at Paisley Sheriff Court this week. The singer had been charged after police visited him at home following a tip-off that he’d been drinking in a Paisley bar in February … Continue reading

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Our latest House Price Index Report

Each month we bring you the latest Scottish House Price Index figures released by the Registers of Scotland. The latest figures released show the average price of residential property for March 2017 and the volume of sales of residential property … Continue reading

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Application for Residence and Relocation Orders refused

Lady Wise, a judge in the Court of Session in Edinburgh, refused a mother’s request for orders of Residence and of Relocation for her child. The mother had wanted to move from Edinburgh to Bromsgrove and to take her child with … Continue reading

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Pause before you “tweet”

We take a little bit of a liberty with the old adage of “look before you leap” and apply it to current trends in Social Media and recommend that you “Pause before you tweet”. To say that Social Media is widely … Continue reading

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Woman ordered to pay massive parking charge!

A woman has been ordered to pay £24,500 in parking charges after ignoring hundreds of parking tickets. Ms Carly Mackie’s had the tickets attached to her car when she visited her step-father who lived in an area of Dundee Waterfront … Continue reading

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Cohabitee entitled to receive pension

The Supreme Court has recently ruled in favour in of a woman whose partner had died unexpectedly. The Court required her partner’s pension fund to pay his pension over to her rather than pay it to his estate even though … Continue reading

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