Slum Landlords Beware of New Housing Law

The Scottish Parliament has now passed the Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011, which aims to improve the standard of private rented housing in Scotland. Councils should have enhanced powers to take measures against bad or unlawful practices and to improve both landlords’ and their tenants’ awareness of their rights and responsibilities. Delinquent landlords face … Read more Slum Landlords Beware of New Housing Law

New Law to Help Injury Victims & Families

The Scottish Parliament has passed a new Damages Bill, which will reform the law of negligence with the aim of improving rights to compensation on the part of victims and their families in claims in respect of injury or death, including those caused by workplace accidents and industrial diseases. The new law follows recommendations by … Read more New Law to Help Injury Victims & Families