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14 May 2014

Jack Bauer and the importance of time management

This week has seen the long-awaited return of "24" and everyone’s favourite Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) operative to our screens. While admiring...
Blog by
Jack Kerr
14 May 2014

A question of capacity

With the increasing age demographic of adults in Scotland, the number of adults suffering from dementia is now around 88,000, of which 84,000 are...
Blog by
Robin Morton
14 May 2014

The Health and Work Service - A cure for all ills?

"Alarming" is a good word to describe the annual number of working days lost in the UK due to ill health. The Government suggests the figure is 130...
Blog by
David Walker
12 May 2014

Construction defects and prescription - ignore at your peril

Contractual claims for defects are part and parcel of life in the construction industry, but the issue of prescription and limitation in this context...
Article by
Robbie Pattie
9 May 2014

Weighing up the cost of not litigating your divorce

Relationship breakdown can often go hand in hand with financial strife for one party and any children of the relationship. It is all too common that...
Blog by
Fiona Sasan
8 May 2014

Naming your business: Important things to consider

"What's in a name?" Juliet asked of Romeo. When it comes to warring Italian families and company names, the answer is "quite a lot."
Blog by
Isla MacLennan
7 May 2014

Infographic: Employment tribunal statistics 2012-2013

For the full report of employment tribunal stats for 2012-2013, click here.
Blog by
Innes Clark
6 May 2014

More for Lawyers eBulletin - May 2014

In this month's bulletin we look at Lord Woolman's recent decision on the right of a party to adjudicate a dispute as many times as it likes. We...
Email updates by
Richard McMeeken
6 May 2014

Real estate eBulletin 6 May, 2014

Our Real Estate Team produce a weekly round up of the most relevant real estate news stories around Scotland.
Email updates by
Hugo Allan
6 May 2014

What is a respectable and responsible sub tenant?

Most modern commercial leases include some form of wording to allow landlords the ability to vet new tenants or sub tenants before permitting their...
Blog by
Yvonne Byrne
6 May 2014

Preventing illegal working and avoiding unlawful discrimination

On 6 April there were a number of changes to UK employment law ( 6 April employment law changes ) that employers needed to be aware of. However,...
Blog by
Stuart McWilliams
1 May 2014

Adoption:The blend trend

Step-families, or 'blended families', are the fastest growing type of family in the UK according to a recent report commissioned by Aviva. The report...
Blog by
Karen Wylie
28 Apr 2014

Data protection - it's EVERYWHERE (or it should be)

First of all I'd like to thank Shirley and Steve (a large proportion of my readership) for badgering me on Friday morning by pointing out that I...
Blog by
Austin Flynn
28 Apr 2014

Hot and bothered - heads of terms might help?

As much as I would like to write a quintessentially British blog about the weather, especially as we are hurtling towards "summer" at some rate of...
Blog by
Hannah Lawrence
25 Apr 2014

Charity mergers: Some initial considerations

Various surveys and reports over recent years have shown more and more charities are considering amalgamations and mergers than ever before. This is...
Factsheet by
Adrian Bell
25 Apr 2014

Top 10 tips for starting a charity

Morton Fraser’s Third Sector team is frequently involved in assisting clients setting up new charities, be they trusts, companies, and now, SCIOs...
Factsheet by
Adrian Bell
25 Apr 2014

Charities, do you pay your directors/trustees?

The starting point is that a charity cannot pay its directors or trustees, other than the reimbursement of expenses which are both reasonable and...
Factsheet by
Iain Meiklejohn
25 Apr 2014

Charitable legacies: Tips for charities

Recent statistics show that despite 74% of the UK population supporting charities, only 7% currently leave a charitable legacy in their Wills. Many...
Factsheet by
Robin Morton

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