Public Law

Personal taxation in the UK is linked to where a person lives and works, and where a person lives and works depends on many factors. The EU Settlement Scheme offers EEA and Swiss citizens and their families the possibility to stay in the UK after Brexit. Moving to the UK at a later date is… Read more »

Family Law

In any court action which considers children, it is recognised that an important part of the proceedings is to determine the views of the child. The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 states that a child of 12 years or more is presumed to have sufficient age and maturity to give a view on the proceedings.  For… Read more »

Renewables

How can subsidy free wind projects be optimised to maximise returns and find a route to market? A seminar by Brodies and WSP Renewable Energy teams discussed current and future approaches. Design Be future ready Initial site design should use a generic envelope approach and avoid limiting options for value engineering, especially turbine envelope Turbines… Read more »

Personal Law

The EU and the UK have now agreed on a further “Brextension”. The European Council decision of 11 April 2019 further extends the negotiating period to 31 October 2019 (but we could leave earlier). A no-deal Brexit remains a possibility. What does this mean for EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK? In the event… Read more »

Public Law

For more than two years 29 March 2019 was the date on which the UK was expected to leave the EU. Brexit has of course now been delayed, although the new longstop date of 31 October 2019 is itself subject to change. For more information on the extension agreement between the UK and the EU… Read more »

Corporate

In March, the FCA published a final report on its Investment Platforms Market Study. The report considers how investment platforms are servicing investors’ needs. While there are some recommendations for regulatory change,  the FCA’s proposals are on the whole fairly limited. The proposals for change are set out in a consultation paper (Consultation on Investment… Read more »

Planning & Environment

Owners of listed buildings need to be aware that works can require listed building consent even if planning permission is not required. Two recent appeal decisions for listed buildings in Edinburgh provide an illustration. Key safe boxes Listed building consent was refused for 11 key safe boxes installed on the doorway serving the building at… Read more »

Personal Law

Earlier this month, Billy Connolly led the 21st New York Tartan Day Parade. The US celebration of Scottish culture saw pipers, drummers and dancers parade through the city to much excitement. You may have seen North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band’s wonderful performance in Grand Central Station, which created quite a buzz on social media. That… Read more »