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28 Jan 2020

Changes to employment documentation in April 2020

April 2020 will see changes to the rules on the provision of written statements of particulars of employment that will affect nearly every employer,...
Blog by
Innes Clark
28 Jan 2020

My daily walk in history

Morton Fraser can be traced back to 1829, when Charles Morton and James Craig joined forces to form their Edinburgh legal partnership from which 190...
Blog by
Isla MacLennan
27 Jan 2020

Employment Law Training - Coming up in February and March

Keep up-to-date with the key legal requirements and best practice in the workplace saving your organisation time and money.
Article by
Innes Clark
27 Jan 2020

Curing a gratuitous alienation - can repayment at a later date amount to "adequate consideration"?

Hot on the heels of the Supreme Court's decision in Macdonald v Carnbroe Estates , we have another judgment about adequate consideration in...
Blog by
Eilidh MacEwan
27 Jan 2020

New Legislation, Guidance & Consultations - February 2020

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published new guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work, new rates for family friendly...
Blog by
Laura McKenna
27 Jan 2020

The Jurisdiction Race

If you are about to embark on divorce, it may be worth pausing to consider where to raise your divorce proceedings.
Blog by
Savita Sharma
Source: The Scotsman
24 Jan 2020

Immigration Priorities in 2020

As we start 2020, many businesses are starting to focus their minds on Brexit and their EU staff.
Article by
Stuart McWilliams
24 Jan 2020

EHRC guidance on sexual and other harassment

Against the backdrop of #metoo and the start of the Harvey Weinstein criminal trial, Pamela Macaulay talks to David Hossack about the new guidance...
Podcast by
Pamela Macaulay
24 Jan 2020

An investigation meeting is not always required for fair dismissal

The EAT has confirmed an investigatory meeting is not a pre-requisite for a fair dismissal.
Blog by
Laura McKenna
22 Jan 2020

2019 Charity Fundraising: Year in Review

At Morton Fraser we support a different charity each year so for our charity committee, a new year means tallying up the funds raised for our charity...
Blog by
Jennifer Andrew
20 Jan 2020

What will the proposed Points Based System for immigration mean for EU national employees?

In December, the Conservatives won the so-called "Brexit" election by a majority. The main focus of the Tory campaign was that, if they won, they...
Article by
Pamela Macaulay
17 Jan 2020

BBC equal pay case is a stark warning for employers without clear pay systems

For the fifth episode in our podcast series, Sarah Gilzean talks to David Hossack about Samira Ahmed's high profile victory in her equal pay claim...
Podcast by
Sarah Gilzean
17 Jan 2020

Which philosophical beliefs are worthy of protection from discrimination?

Protection from discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief was introduced in 2003 and subsequently included as a protected characteristic in...
Blog by
Sarah Gilzean
17 Jan 2020

IT'S YOUR FAULT, NO IT'S YOUR FAULT

Who's fault was it anyway? - Stepping forward to 'No Fault' divorce in England and Wales.
Blog by
Savita Sharma
16 Jan 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
16 Jan 2020

Oxford Farming Conference January 2020: highlighting issues affecting the farming sector.

The Conference, held between 7 and 9 January 2020 against the backdrop of Brexit, with Britain now poised to leave the European Union, included...
Blog by
Linsey Barclay-Smith
16 Jan 2020

Could your spouse contribute to your legal costs? - Legal Services Order (England & Wales)

Mary is 35 years old. She lives in Brighton with her two young sons and has recently separated from her husband Gary.
Blog by
Savita Sharma
15 Jan 2020

Stark warning for employers without clear pay systems

Samira Ahmed's high profile victory in her equal pay claim against the BBC should be sounding alarm bells for many employers who do not have a clear...
Blog by
Sarah Gilzean
13 Jan 2020

Seaweed: the agricultural superfood in the fight to reduce carbon emissions?

I grew up in a fishing village in the North East of Scotland. My father was a trawlerman and all his side of the family were from the Moray Firth or...
Blog by
Gail Watt
10 Jan 2020

Men's Sheds - Hitting the nail on the head for community empowerment

When you think about men and sheds, you usually think of one man enjoying some "cave-time" in his own shed.
Blog by
Amy Entwistle

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