Entries by Caroline Maher

Growing plans

The Scottish Ministers recently published a consultation paper on proposals to strengthen the Scottish Planning System to help support sustainable economic growth. The Ministers had previously appointed an independent panel and in May of last year that panel published its report: the recent paper is part of the response and ongoing consultation. The proposals are […]

Grey Lease Rights

Black and white may be desirable in commercial property fine print, but it pays to be aware of the other shades if pain is to be avoided. A grey area in commercial property leases relates to the termination of commercial lease – excluding residential and agricultural leases, to which different rules apply. Many clients are […]

Shared Parental Leave

The Shared Parental Leave Regulations came into force on the 1st December. Shared parental leave (SPL) will be available to parents of children with an expected week of childbirth, or who are placed for adoption, on or after 5 April 2015. The Regulations are designed to allow mothers to share their leave with their partners […]