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Can you contest Power of Attorney UK?

In Scotland, the law surrounding Power of Attorney (PoA) is governed by the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. This legislation provides a framework for protecting the welfare and managing the finances of adults who lack capacity due to mental disorders or inability to communicate. Understanding the key points of Scottish Power of Attorney (PoA) law is crucial for both individuals granting a PoA and those acting as attorneys.

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What is the punishment for falsely accusing someone?

Accusing someone falsely of a crime, especially serious offences such as sexual crimes and historical sexual offences, is a grave matter. This blog explores the legal implications and charges that can be brought against individuals making false accusations, shedding light on the complex legal framework designed to uphold the integrity of the justice system in Scotland.

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What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing, the legal process of transferring property ownership in Scotland, involves several crucial stages, each carrying its own legal intricacies. This comprehensive guide will illuminate the key points of conveyancing, from the conclusion of missives to settlement, and shed light on critical aspects such as the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), registration, and the importance of the Home Report.

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Inheritance Tax: The facts

When you pass away, inheritance tax may cost your loved ones hundreds of thousands of pounds. In fact, HMRC received more than £7 billion in inheritance tax during the most recent tax year. 

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Judicial review petition for reconsideration of possible release for convicted knife killer is granted

A prisoner who was charged in 1996 after killing a young man in Renfrew with a knife has successfully petitioned for a judicial review of a Parole Board for Scotland's decision to deny him release on parole.

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