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Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Dentons

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland

Stronachs LLP

EU and competition

MacRoberts LLP

Harper Macleod LLP

DWF

Scotland: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Dentons

Burness Paull LLP

BTO Solicitors LLP

Livingstone Brown

MTM Defence Lawyers

Scotland: Finance

Banking and finance

DWF

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Morton Fraser

Harper Macleod LLP

Investment funds

Brodies LLP

Burness Paull LLP

Scotland: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Anderson Strathern

Morton Fraser

MacRoberts LLP

BTO Solicitors LLP

Balfour+Manson LLP

Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Brodies LLP

Oil and gas

Stronachs LLP

Dentons

Projects

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Dentons

Burness Paull LLP

Scotland: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Morton Fraser

Harper Macleod LLP

Anderson Strathern

Addleshaw Goddard

DWF

MacRoberts LLP

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

Burness Paull LLP

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Brodies LLP

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

BTO Solicitors LLP

DWF

Burness Paull LLP

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Anderson Strathern

BTO Solicitors LLP

Harper Macleod LLP

Commercial property: elsewhere in Scotland

Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Stronachs LLP

Blackadders LLP

Construction

Harper Macleod LLP

Morton Fraser

Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Environment

Morton Fraser

Planning

Gillespie Macandrew LLP

Harper Macleod LLP

Davidson Chalmers LLP

DWF

Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP

Dentons

Property litigation

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

MacRoberts LLP

DWF

Harper Macleod LLP

BTO Solicitors LLP

Scotland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Burness Paull LLP

Brodies LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Intellectual property

Bonaccord

Anderson Strathern

DWF

Morton Fraser

Harper Macleod LLP


Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

Legal Developments in the UK

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  • Gulbenkian Andonain discuss NEW Tier 1 Start-Up Visa and the NEW Tier 1 Innovator Visa

    The document entitled "Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules" which was released by the House of Commons on the 7th March 2019, outlined and advised us on a number of changes that will come into place that will affect the Tier 1 Investor Visa amongst other visa programmes and schemes. The latest article on our website discusses both of these new UK business visa routes. Our immigration lawyers London are already up to date on all of the required information for both the NEW Tier 1 Start-Up Visa and the NEW Tier 1 Innovator Visa .
  • Upcoming Changes to the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa

    According to the new document from the House of Commons on March 7th 2019 titled “Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules”, a number of changes will come into place that affecting the Tier 1 UK Investor Visa programme amongst other visa programmes and schemes. Read about them in our latest  article . 
  • Brexit and non-EU Immigration

    There is no doubt that the UK has to date benefited immensely from visa-free EU immigration to the extent that visa conditions and caps on non-EU migrant have undermined and overshadowed the ability of this group to play a prominent role in British industry and commerce and in its expanding and overburdened NHS service. It is the view of  Gulbenkian Andonian  however, that after  Brexit, there should be a noticeable change in those skilled non-EU migrants contributing to British society in a meaningful way. 
  • Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors discuss Post Brexit scenarios - EU Nationals and Salient Immigration

    From 1 January 2021 everyone except for British and Irish citizens will be subject to immigration control in the UK.   Gulbenkian Andonian solicitors has already published an article on this topic of post- Brexit immigration and has discussed the case of EU nationals and family members after Brexit, you can find that article here as one of many in our blog .
  • DEFERRED PROSECUTION AGREEMENTS: THE BEST OPTION? OR A FLAWED IDEA?

    Tescoadmitted wrongdoing over its accounting scandal in order to obtain a deferredprosecution agreement and avoid a conviction. But with everyone charged overthe scandal having been cleared, Aziz Rahman examines whether the deferredprosecution agreement process needs revising.
  • DEFERRED PROSECUTION AGREEMENTS: OBTAINING ONE AND SEEING IT THROUGH TO COMPLETION

    With Standard Bank having become the first organisation to conclude a DPA, Aziz Rahman explains why gaining one is only the start of the challenge.
  • DISMISSAL AT NISSAN AND WORKPLACE CRIME PREVENTION

    The sacking of Nissan’s high-profile chairman may have beenproof that nobody is infallible. But Nicola Sharp argues that it should also beseen as an indicator that no company can be considered safe from wrongdoing.
  • Applying for A Sole Representative Visa

    Regardless of the Brexit outcome, the United Kingdom will remain one of the world most powerful economies. With a market of 65 million people and close ties with Europe, many overseas-based organisations look to establishing a subsidiary or branch office in Britain.
  • BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS IN MORE THAN ONE JURISDICTION: THE IMPORTANCE OF ENSURING A JOINED-UP DEFENCE AP

    Aziz Rahman considers the Ericsson bribery investigation and outlines how best to respond if you are investigated by more than one law enforcement agency
  • Have Changes to The Spouse/Civil Partnership Minimum Income Threshold Made A Difference?

    The plight of those denied a UK Spouse/CivilPartnership Visa or a Spouse/Civil Partnership Visa extension continues to feature in the headlines.   In August 2018, the Guardian reported on one young woman, driven to attempt suicide after her fiancé, an Albanian national, was not permitted to enter the country.   The Home Office ruled Paige Smith, a British Citizen, did not meet the £18,600 income threshold.   It later transpired the Home Office lost a crucial payslip proving that Ms Smith met the criteria, a document the department had been sent four times by a Solicitor and Ms Smith’s MP.   The appeal Judge took ten minutes to rule the Visa should have been approved; however, the couple still had to wait two months for the Home Office to declare it would not appeal the decision.