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16 Jun 2014

Summer plans for your finances

Summer holidays can be a time when we just need to be on holiday. Maybe we need to recharge batteries or want to see new places. It might be an...
Blog by
Sue Hunter
16 Jun 2014

What does our advice cost?

There is no doubt - lawyers sometimes have a reputation of charging fees which turn out to be a surprise to a client. Usually this would mean they...
Blog by
Sue Hunter
16 Jun 2014

Graduation: What comes next

For many people completing college and university courses, the early summer months represent an important milestone in lives, as final exam results...
Blog by
Murray Alexander
13 Jun 2014

New parents: Why you should be updating your Will right now

Becoming a new parent is an exciting time which means all sorts of change for the whole family. Whilst updating your Will and sorting out your legal...
Blog by
Carryl Beveridge
12 Jun 2014

Quarterly employment tribunal statistics add weight to call for tribunal fees reform

BIS have now published details of the number of new Employment Tribunal claims received between January and March 2014. These show a 59% drop in the...
Blog by
David Walker
10 Jun 2014

Lease use restriction was a breach of the competition act

Since April 2011, all land agreements and leases (whenever entered into) have been subject to Chapter 1 of the Competition Act 1998 ("Act") - which...
Article by
Sally Anthony
10 Jun 2014

Employers named and shamed for failing to pay national minimum wage

Over the weekend 25 employers across the UK were "named and shamed" for failure to pay the national minimum wage.
Blog by
Kate Sutherland
9 Jun 2014

Brazil 2014: Employers, are you ready?

It's hard to pick up a paper or watch the news at the moment without mention of the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. Kick off is this Thursday, 12 June...
Blog by
Lisa Daniels
9 Jun 2014

New TUPE guidance published

Acas has published some useful new guidance on handling TUPE transfers in light of the recent changes to the TUPE regulations.
Blog by
Innes Clark
5 Jun 2014

Health and safety is as easy as ABC. Well maybe not…

Employees should be able to carry out their work without endangering their lives or risking serious injury. Tragedies such as the recent Turkish...
Article by
Nicola Edgar
4 Jun 2014

I've got a Will. Why do I need a trust?

When you are working, you might have a death in service benefit as part of your benefits package. This probably doesn’t really feel like something...
Blog by
Sue Hunter
3 Jun 2014

Tenant's consent not to be unreasonably withheld - development on common parts

As a fairly regular visitor to the McDonalds "drive-thru", I was interested to see a recent case in the Court of Session ( Aviva Investors Pensions...
Article by
Amy Entwistle
3 Jun 2014

Child Maintenance Charges

The Child Support Agency ("CSA") has now closed its doors to new applications being made. The new service, under which all new applications for child...
Blog by
Sarah Caroline Boyle
3 Jun 2014

Ten year anniversary of the opening of Morton Fraser's Glasgow office

Morton Fraser opened its doors in Glasgow ten years ago…and it's been a busy ten years!
News story by
Adrian Bell
3 Jun 2014

Real estate eBulletin: 3 June, 2014

Email updates by
Amy Entwistle
29 May 2014

Do part time employees have fewer rights than full time employees?

In my experience, a common mistake people make is to assume that a part time employee has fewer rights than a comparable full time employee. However...
Blog by
Lisa Daniels
29 May 2014

Major implications following landmark ruling that members of an LLP are "workers"

The Supreme Court decision in Clyde & Co LLP and another v Bates van Winkelhof significantly increases the rights of all "members" in a limited...
Blog by
David Walker
28 May 2014

Commercial lettings recovery

You don't let out commercial property just for the benefit of your tenants. You let it out for the return you can make. When your tenant stops paying...
Factsheet by
Richard McMeeken
28 May 2014

Insolvent tenants: what should landlords do post "Game"?

Today being the 28 May, and a term day for rental payments in Scotland, and being within sight of the Midsummer quarter day in England (24 June),...
Article by
Richard McMeeken
27 May 2014

The licensing of air weapons

There has been a desire in Scotland to licence all air weapons for a number of years. On 14 May, the Scottish Government introduced the Air Weapons...
Article by
Ewan McGillivray

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