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Shoosmiths has paid tribute to its former head of real estate Steve Dougherty, who passed away last week at the age of 59 following a battle with cancer. A highly experienced real estate lawyer, Mr Dougherty trained with Morton Fraser before joining Archibald Campbell and Harley. After the firm merg

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Real estate can lead the way in shaping how we want to live and work in the post-pandemic future, write Janette Speed, head of real estate and head of office in Scotland at law firm Shoosmiths. According to a recent survey, post-Brexit Britain is considered a prime real estate proposition by investo

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Fraser Mitchell writes about proposed technical changes to Scottish Planning Policy and the relevant Scottish Government consultation. In July, the Scottish Government published a consultation on what it describes as a “technical amendment” to Scottish Planning Policy (SPP). The consulta

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Drum Property Group has once again scooped the ultimate accolade at this year’s Scottish Property Awards, winning the coveted Property Company of the Year award for the second year running. It is the fourth time in the last six years that Drum has won the awards’ major prize, making it t

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Ben Zielinski, a senior associate in the commercial litigation team at Shoosmiths in Edinburgh, considers the significance of a recent judgment in the Court of Session that has given greater clarification of how much notice a landlord needs to give to terminate a commercial lease in Scotland. A rece

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Fraser Mitchell, planning partner at law firm Shoosmiths in Edinburgh, warns that the Scottish Government must act on new legislation or an opportunity might disappear into the sunset. The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 has arrived following the most recent review of the Scottish planning system. In a

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Planning lawyer Fraser Mitchell has been appointed to Shoosmiths as a partner in its Edinburgh-based real estate team. Mr Mitchell, who graduated in law from the University of Edinburgh has moved from Shepherd & Wedderburn in Edinburgh where he was previously senior associate in its planning and

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With less than two months to respond to Graham Simpson MSP’s Proposed New-Build Homes (Buyer Protection) (Scotland) members Bill, Harry C. Smith, partner and head of housebuilder & construction at Gillespie Macandrew LLP, shares his views. There have been a number of attempts down the year

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A multi-million pound new housing development at the former Hunter’s Tryst Primary School in Edinburgh is one step closer to fruition thanks to work by a local law firm. Planning consent has been granted for 85 homes at the Oxgangs site – ravaged by fire more than a decade ago – an

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