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Welcome to the watersrule solicitors blog. The blog contains general legal news updates and news from our firm. For expert legal advice on any matter please contact our solicitors (Stirling: 01786 235 235; Tillicoultry: 01259 753 330)

Women Losing Out In Divorce Settlements

Women are failing to claim their rightful share in financial settlements when they get a divorce due to overlooking their partners pension pot according to a recent figures in separation agreements.

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25% of Home-buyers Would Pay More For Conveyancing

A quarter of all home buyers are willing to pay extra to have a faster conveyancing experience, with figures from a national survey suggesting that conveyancing is considered one of the most stressful experience about buying a property.

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Scottish Government to Review Land Tax

The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax proposed by the Scottish Government is to be reviewed following an amendment to the UK stamp duty.

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Scottish Economy And Employment Set For Boost

According to a report from the Bank of Scotland, the Scottish economy is set to have a successful 2015, following a productive 2015, albeit at a slower rate. The report also had positive news for those seeking and in employment, with employment rising at one of the fastest rates in 17 years.

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Scottish Property Boost Before April

Scotland’s prime property market is experiencing a boom before the alternative to Stamp Duty comes into effect in April.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We would like to wish all our clients a very Merry Christmas.

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Civil Partnerships Can Convert to Marriage

Under new legislation, existing civil partnerships will be able to convert their partnership to marriage on December 10th in England, and at the start of 2015 in Scotland.

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Referendum a Factor in Property Decrease

An expert has blamed the referendum and proposed land reforms for buyers and sellers holding back on buying properties and estates in Scotland.

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Clare’s Law Piloted in Aberdeen and Ayrshire

A pilot scheme that allows people to see if their partner has a history of domestic abuse has been launched in Aberdeen and Ayrshire in an attempt to tackle domestic violence in Scotland.

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Two Thirds of Newly Employed Living Below Living Wage

Two thirds of new fully employed workers are earning below the living wage according to research conducted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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