Land Reform - Deer Management

The Scottish environment secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, has called upon Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the government agency responsible for deer in Scotland, to make use of new powers under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”).

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EU 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive – Key Changes to Money Laundering Procedures

The 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive took effect in the UK on Monday 26 June and introduces new procedures that must be followed when carrying out Anti-Money Laundering checks. The legislation has the effect of increasing the requirements for identification checks on trusts in particular and makes it a requirement that trusts are registered.

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Give Me Liberty or Give me a Welfare Attorney

It is hard to imagine that there may come a time when we are unable to make decisions in relation to our own health and welfare and may, as a result, require full time care. One way of approaching this is to follow in the footsteps of one adventurous 86 year old, who has spent the last 10 years, evading residential care, by circumnavigating the globe on a cruise ship. For those of us who are slightly more practical, a better option would be to grant a welfare power of attorney, whilst we are able, appointing a trusted individual or individuals to make these decisions on our behalf.

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Are You a Scottish Taxpayer?

The simple answer will be “YES” if you reside in Scotland and therefore have a Scottish address (see more on this below).

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Land Reform and Agricultural Holdings Update – May 2017

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”) was enacted just over a year ago on 22 April 2016. The Act is being brought into force in stages by secondary legislation. So far, five Commencement Orders have been made, implementing various parts of the Act and further Orders are expected this year and next.

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