Lessons to be learned from the Homeowner Housing PanelThe Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 ("the Act") has been operating for 4 years. A review of the Code of Conduct for registered property factors established under the Act is now taking place and feedback is being sought. It is a good time to...
Recovering Debt: How to win (or lose) without turning up.In part 3 of our series of articles on how the new Simple Procedure Rules in Scotland will affect the recovery of debt, Senior Solicitor Laura McCabe looks at how the powers of the Sheriff to make decisions without the need for hearings might...
First Impressions of the Sheriff Appeal CourtThe Sheriff Appeal Court has now been hearing and deciding civil appeals for over ten months. This article takes a brief look at the first appeals decided and sees a confident court which will require higher standards of sheriff court advocacy,...
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