Janette Speed: Property sector primed to help UK recover from Covid crisis

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.

Published 12 January 2021

Fraser Mitchell: Planning tilts away from sustainable development

Fraser Mitchell writes about proposed technical changes to Scottish Planning Policy and the relevant Scottish Government consultation.

Published 22 September 2020

Stuart Murray steps down from Almond Housing Association

Stuart Murray, one of Almond Housing Association's (AHA) founding board members, is stepping down after 25 years of service to the organisation.

Published 20 September 2019

Fraser Mitchell: Infrastructure levy a chance to clarify planning process

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.

Published 3 September 2019

Harry C Smith: Laying the foundations for new-build homes legislation

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.

Published 13 May 2019

Blog: Compromise is the key for an effective Planning (Scotland) Bill

Matthew Stimson, a senior associate in the planning team at Shoosmiths, considers the ramifications of the Stage 1 Report on the Planning (Scotland) Bill.

Published 1 June 2018

Blog: LBTT – happy third anniversary?

As the third anniversary (April) of the introduction of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) approaches, Robin Mitchell offers a timely reminder of tenants’ responsibilities.

Published 28 March 2018