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Glasgow Law Practice

We are a law practice with a number of offices throughout Glasgow including two offices in Glasgow city centre. This site is NOT a referral site. If you contact our firm one of our solicitors will speak with you to provide some free initial advice.

New Property Tax Collection System in Race Against Time

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Experts have warned that the computer system to process Scotland’s new Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) may not be in place in time for the April 1st deadline.

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Expert Blames Referendum for Property Slump in Most Expensive Properties

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An expert has blamed the Scottish referendum and changes to the land reform for a slump in the Scottish property market in the most expensive country estates.

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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Challenged

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It was disclosed this week that the Conservative party will be challenging the 10 per cent tax on the purchase of homes above £250,000 imposed under the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), which is set to come into force in April 2015.

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Edinburgh Rents Second Only To London

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New research has shown that the price of renting accommodation in Edinburgh is the most expensive city to live in in the UK, second only to London.

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Accessing Your Partner's Criminal History in Scotland? Clare's Law Begins in Ayrshire & Aberdeen

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This week, Police Scotland's landmark pilot scheme, which will allow people to access information on their new partners' offending history, will begin a trial in both Ayrshire and Aberdeen.

The scheme has already been in operation in England and Wales after the murder of a woman named 'Clare', by her ex-boyfriend in 2009. The man had a history of violence towards women, but Clare was unaware of this fact. Her story inspired the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse, which has also been labelled 'Clare's Law'.

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Scottish House Prices Reach Record High

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According to official statistics, house prices in Scotland are at their highest ever level since Registrars of Scotland began compiling records in 2003.

The average price between July and September of this year was sitting at £170,190, which is above the average price prior to the economic downturn. The figure represents a 5.2 per cent increase in price compared to the same period in 2013.

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Preventing Miscarriages of Justice in Scottish Criminal Law

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The Post-corroboration Safeguards Review has recently published its proposals to help prevent miscarriages of justice following the abolition of corroboration - the requirement for two different and independent sources of evidence in support of each crucial fact before a person is convicted of a crime - in Scotland. The group, led by former High Court judge Lord Bonomy, was appointed by Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill after Parliament backed his push to abolish corroboration by only a small majority.

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Increased Money Laundering Investigations Into Law Firms

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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organisations created by the G7 in 1989 to investigate financial crime, will begin its investigations into money-laundering practices in the UK in 2016.

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Cuts to UK Legal Aid – Miscarriage of Justice?

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The annual European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice report published on the 8th October 2014 shows that the UK spends £2billion a year on Legal Aid. This figure is 20 times the European average and has resulted in the Government implementing controversial reforms to cut this figure in an attempt to reduce public spending. 

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Blowing The Whistle Online Made Simpler – But Beware Legal Pitfalls

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Contact details for more than 70 bodies responsible for investigating whistleblowing allegations have been published online by the UK Government. The law on whistleblowing offers protection to employees but only if they make allegations in a responsible manner to the proper body.

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New Project to Prevent Thefts & Housebreakings is to be Extended in Scotland

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A pilot project involving the invisible marking of personal property has been so successful, Police Scotland have said it will be rolled out to other communities across Scotland.

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Armed Robbery in Glasgow City Centre - What Could Suspects Be Charged With?

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Around noon yesterday (24th September), a gang of four men raided jewellers in the Argyll Arcade between Buchanan Street and Argyle Street in Glasgow. Masked and armed with hammers and axes, the suspects are yet to be identified, although police have recovered a white Volkswagen Golf abandoned in Townhead, believed to be the get away vehicle.

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Fall in Crime against UK Businesses

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There has been a sharp drop in crimes committed against UK businesses, according to recently released figures from AXA Business Insurance.

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Scottish Property Market Reaches Four-Year High

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Annual property growth has reached a four-year high in Scotland, according to the latest LSL Acadata house price index.

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Government Publishes Digital Strategy for Justice in Scotland

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This week (20 August 2014) the Scottish government published the Digital Strategy for Justice in Scotland. The Strategy aims to create a more modern, user-focussed justice system.

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MacAskill on Roll-out of Armed Police Policy

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Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has made a statement defending a recent change in national policy allowing some police officers to carry handguns while on patrol in Scotland.

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Court Determines Custodial Sentence ‘not appropriate’ for Boxing Promoter in Mortgage Fraud and Money Laundering Case

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A Scottish boxing promoter, Barry Hughes has won his appeal and had his prison sentence for mortgage fraud and money laundering quashed, after judges ruled that a custodial term was “not appropriate”.  

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Number of Facebook and Twitter Crimes Rocket in Scotland

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Statistics, recently released under the Freedom of Information Act, show a surge in crimes relating to the social media sites Facebook and Twitter in Scotland. Five years ago, a mere 43 crimes were linked to the sites, but this number has rocketed in the last year with Police Scotland receiving 2,710 complaints.

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Forthcoming Guidance on Scottish Prisoner Voting Welcomed

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Howard League Scotland, the penal reform organisation, has welcomed a response from the Director of Strategy and Innovation that the Scottish Prison Service, in partnership with the Electoral Commission, are preparing guidance for those in prison who are entitled to vote, and those likely to be released in time to vote, in the referendum.

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