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31 Mar 2020

New Guidance on Diversification for Tenant Farmers in Scotland

This month, new guidance has been published by the Scottish Land Commission (SLC) on the rights of Scottish tenant farmers who may wish to diversify...
Blog by
Linsey Barclay-Smith
31 Mar 2020

A Brief Guide to Employment Law 2020

Dealing with fast changing employment law can be challenging. Employment disputes can involve complex issues and be a major distraction for your...
Factsheet by
Innes Clark
31 Mar 2020

April 2020 employment law changes

April is always a busy month in employment law, but implementation of legislation introduced by the Good Work Plan makes April 2020 especially so...
Blog by
Innes Clark
31 Mar 2020

How can the Coronavirus pandemic affect a company's ability to make key decisions?

Running a business in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak is an unprecedented challenge for business owners.
Blog by
Iain Young
31 Mar 2020

Business immigration and the Coronavirus

Last week it was announced that visa centres inside and outside the UK are suspending operations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This, along with...
Blog by
Stuart McWilliams
31 Mar 2020

Guidance on the COVID-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme

On Thursday 26 March 2020 the UK Government announced a scheme to provide support to members of the public who are self-employed or members of a...
Blog by
David Hossack
31 Mar 2020

"Material Adverse Change" Clauses in Finance Documents & COVID-19

The Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic As you will be aware, despite the various government interventions and stimuli packages introduced across the world...
Blog by
Ross Caldwell
31 Mar 2020

How the Coronavirus will affect individual visa applications

As the Coronavirus has spread, it was inevitable that it would affect visa applications from inside and outside the UK.
Blog by
Stuart McWilliams
30 Mar 2020

Agricultural production during the Covid-19 lockdown: What counts as an essential key worker?

On Monday 23 rd March, the announcement was made by the UK Government that there are now only four reasons that people are allowed to leave their...
Blog by
Linsey Barclay-Smith
30 Mar 2020

Government announcement of changes to UK insolvency law.

A press release from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ("BEIS") on March 29, 2020 has indicated that the Government intends...
Blog by
Iain Young
30 Mar 2020

A brief guide to your employment rights 2020

The workplace can be a complex environment, keep it simple with our brief guide to your employment rights.
Article by
Innes Clark
27 Mar 2020

Employment law reform timeline

This blog sets out the key legislative changes and case law decisions expected in 2020 and beyond and will be regularly updated.
Blog by
Innes Clark
27 Mar 2020

2020/2021 Employment Law Fact Card

Our 2020/21 Employment Law Fact Card is now available. Our Fact Card is full of useful information for employers including disciplinary and...
Factsheet by
Innes Clark
27 Mar 2020

Closure of the Property Register's Application Record - Update from Registers of Scotland

When we circulated a note on Tuesday about the closure of the Register, we hoped that there would be a temporary work-around announced by the...
Article by
David Stewart
27 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Furloughed Workers (update)

In our latest podcast, David Hossack, partner in our employment team looks at the guidance published on 26 March on the Coronavirus Job Retention...
Podcast by
David Hossack
27 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The UK Government published more detailed guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 26 March which answers some (but not all) of the...
Blog by
Innes Clark
27 Mar 2020

Keep calm and carry on - the Covid 19 mantra of Morton Fraser's Agricultural and Rural Property Team

Less than three weeks ago now I was in Jutland and Copenhagen with my colleague Alistair Anderson, a Consultant in our Agricultural and Rural...
Blog by
Linsey Barclay-Smith
26 Mar 2020

Top 5 Cases

Midlothian Council v Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical Limited & Others One of the most difficult issues in Scots law at the moment is the...
Article by
Richard McMeeken
26 Mar 2020

Do commercial contracts hold firm currently given the advice around Coronavirus?

This question is at the forefront of almost everyone's minds. It is a fairly unique situation, and the law therefore has no clear precedent on it -...
Blog by
Elspeth Carson
26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Act 2020 - protection for commercial tenants

Landlords and tenants are being encouraged to work together to find a way through these difficult times and our blog on rent waivers and holidays...
Blog by
David Stewart

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