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Claphams Solicitors' Blog & News

The latest legal updates and announcements from Claphams Solicitors.

Claphams Contribute to "An Introduction to Basic Scottish Conveyancing"

We are pleased to announce that the fourth edition of “An Introduction to Basic Scottish Conveyancing” is now available for download from the Millar & Bryce website. This publication which was edited and contributed to by Debra Clapham and Lucy Weaver brings together a range of commentaries, both topical and practical, on specific areas of interest to professionals involved in property law and conveyancing in Scotland.

Claphams Becomes All-Female Led Practice

We are pleased to announce that Andrea Waddell joined Claphams on 30 July. Following her graduation from Glasgow Caledonian University and admission as a solicitor in 2015, Andrea has gained extensive experience in private client matters. She looks forward to working with clients requiring assistance in conveyancing, family law (including children’s cases), and immigration issues.

Judges no longer needed to rule on ending life-sustaining treatment

On 29th July 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that judges will no longer need to be consulted when families and doctors agree to remove any life-supporting treatment of patients in a persistent vegetative state.

Owning a home is now cheaper than renting in all areas of the UK

Recent research by Santander has revealed that owning your own property is cheaper than renting throughout every part of the UK; with first-time buyers saving an average of £2,268 per year when paying a mortgage rather than rent.

Law of Tenement, The Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004.

The Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 was introduced to set out the rights and obligations of all individuals living in flats and tenements in Scotland. The new legislation was introduced to replace the old-fashioned common law of the tenement. Under the old-fashioned system, the conditions of maintenance of tenements were usually set out in the title deeds of the property. If this was not the case then the Common Law of tenements applied, meaning an agreement would be required for any repair or maintenance work on share parts of the property.

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