The UK’s role in leading the transition to global net zero will be highlighted by Glasgow’s role as host city for the COP 26 climate change summit. In this blog we examine how Scotland’s landowners can contribute to these goals.
Family relationships can be challenging, and parents and children or spouses may become estranged for a wide variety of reasons. As a result, you could be wondering whether they may still be able to inherit from your estate. In this article, we look at what is known in law as ‘legal rights’ and how they might apply in different circumstances.
A full repairing and insuring (FRI) lease is the most common form of commercial property lease in Scotland. Its main purpose is to transfer the Landlord’s common law responsibility of repairing, maintaining and insuring the property on to the tenant. This article will explain the function of an FRI lease and explore the ways in which an experienced legal representative can advise as to how to best protect a tenant’s and landlord’s best interests under an FRI lease.
If you have an art collection, you will no doubt be aware that it is a valuable asset. However, you may be unsure of the best way to leave this behind after you pass away. Collecting art is, for many people, a lifetime passion, and so it is important that it is left in the right hands. Unfortunately, many people fail to consider their art collection when making a Will, or are unaware that there are several ways to leave cultural assets behind. In this article, we look at leaving gifts of art in your Will, the Cultural Gifts Scheme, and how cultural assets might be valued after you pass away.