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The property market has boomed over the past year despite the ongoing uncertainty of the current pandemic.
Graduating last year with an Honours degree in Media and Communication amidst a global pandemic was challenging, to say the least! The job opportunities and any possible chance of gaining graduate experience were few and far between. Like many, I began looking for alternative ways to develop my skills and knowledge by completing online courses, volunteering, and building my social platforms.
What is it like to do work experience with McSherry Halliday, you ask? Well, I’m going to give you an insight from the perspective of a postgraduate student taking on a 10 week placement at the firm. Oh, and I should also mention that this was a virtual placement. As we all know, not many people are going into the office just now – the word “Coronavirus” springs to mind. McSherry Halliday partnered up with the University of Strathclyde to offer a placement opportunity under the University’s “Work-Based Learning” elective. This elective is offered on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. The idea behind carrying out a placement in a firm is that students will get an insight into working with “real-life” clients and be able to apply what is learned from workplace activities to their day-to-day learning and development throughout the Diploma.
New research has revealed that Scottish and Welsh charities outperformed other parts of the UK with regards to real terms legacy income growth in the last decade.
More than 12.6 million Brits would be willing to challenge a loved one’s will in court should they feel unhappy or disagree with the division of the estate, according to new research from Direct Line Life Insurance.
Prime Minister Theresa May has recently announced that heterosexual couples in England and Wales will soon be able to choose between a civil partnership and marriage. The Scottish government is also in the process of consulting on whether mixed-sex couples in Scotland will be able to enter into civil partnerships.
The Scottish property market continues to buck wider UK housing market trends again this month as ESPC reports an increase in properties brought to market and the average selling price of homes across east-central Scotland compared to last year.
Recent reports have shown that the refusal rate for DVA (Domestic Violence and Abuse) victims applying to stay in the UK has more than doubled between 2012 and 2016 since the government announced their intentions to put in place more measures against illegal immigration.
In the last three months, sales of rental property have been five times that of purchases of property by landlords. Recent findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA) have shown that almost a quarter (24%) of landlords with properties in Scotland have sold between April and June 2018, but only 5% have purchased new properties.
A landmark hearing in the high court of London on 31st July 2018 declared an Islamic marriage falls into the territory of English matrimonial law, a decision that could have massive implications for hundreds of Muslim women throughout the UK.
The Supreme Court has recently ruled that the UK Government’s ban on civil partnerships for different-sex couples in England and Wales is discriminatory and in breach of human rights.
Homeowners in Scotland are apparently less reliant on their parents for financial assistance in moving up to the second rung of the property ladder than in the rest of the UK, new research has revealed.