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8 Apr 2014

Fairness in the division and sale of property

A recent decision of Sheriff Principal Scott QC has reminded us of the fundamental principles behind actions of division and sale in Scotland. The...
Article by
Richard McMeeken
7 Apr 2014

Thank you Mr Osborne for making my job a little easier...

The whole business of divorce settlements is essentially a process about exploring options and finding a fair solution that works for both sides. It...
Blog by
Rhona Adams
7 Apr 2014

Fire safety - are you in control?

I got some deeds out of our office safe the other day, and came across an old Fire Certificate dating from 2003 in amongst the titles. Of course Fire...
Blog by
Fiona Hogg
7 Apr 2014

Has the pendulum of power swung in favour of the employer?

For several years many employers have been complaining that the law is too "employee friendly". That the pendulum of power had swung too far in...
Blog by
David Walker
4 Apr 2014

Pension auto-enrolment

The law relating to pensions changed on 1 October 2012 with the implementation of “auto-enrolment” (see the Pensions Act 2008). Broadly speaking,...
Factsheet by
Innes Clark
3 Apr 2014

Tribunal award limits from 6 April 2014

On the 6 April 2014 tribunal awards limits changed. We outline them here.
Factsheet by
Innes Clark
3 Apr 2014

ACAS Code of Practice

The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures came into effect on 6 April 2009. Employers must follow the Code when dealing with...
Factsheet by
Innes Clark
3 Apr 2014

Defending an employment tribunal claim

You will be notified of a claim against you by the tribunal office and will be sent a response form (ET3). You must fill in and return the form to...
Factsheet by
Innes Clark
2 Apr 2014

Fordell Estates Limited v Deloitte LLP: "Without prejudice" negotiations between surveyors

On 21 March 2014, the Outer House decision of Lord Malcolm in Fordell Estates Limited v Deloitte [2014] CSOH 55 was reported.
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2 Apr 2014

eBulletin: BWN April 2014

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2 Apr 2014

6 April employment law changes

I thought it would be useful to set out the key changes to employment law coming into force later this week along with some changes to certain...
Blog by
Innes Clark
1 Apr 2014

I blame IKEA - but have you heard of the Soft Light Bulb?

When I was a lad you could only buy 'lightbulbs'. They were lightbulb-shaped and they came in 100w or 60w varieties. They also had (what I now...
Blog by
Austin Flynn
31 Mar 2014

Yes doesn't always mean yes…when consenting to a lease variation

Last week we had an important decision in the Court of Session relating to the Gyle Shopping Centre, Edinburgh. It was Gyle Shopping Centre Limited...
Blog by
Sally Anthony
26 Mar 2014

The rise of the pre-nup?

Two years ago, my colleague Leonard Mair wrote a blog highlighting the purpose and advantages of prenuptual agreements in Scotland. The law in...
Blog by
Rhona Adams
25 Mar 2014

Employment tribunal fees - a short lived system

It has been widely reported that there was a stunning 79% drop in the number of Employment Tribunal claims between October and December 2013 compared...
Blog by
David Walker
24 Mar 2014

Which jobs make employees happy?

The Cabinet Office has produced statistics on the level of satisfaction people feel in relation to their jobs, and the results might surprise you.
Blog by
Innes Clark
24 Mar 2014

Thoughts on MIPIM 2014

To quote a famous detective, "I'm getting too old for this sh*t". A first thought for many as they return from the annual pilgrimage to Cannes. This...
Blog by
Jonathan Seddon
24 Mar 2014

The lingering death of the "time and line" accounts

Amongst lawyers, a hot business topic at present is examining alternative feeing arrangements and how we speak to clients about fees in general...
Article by
Richard McMeeken
21 Mar 2014

Surrogacy: a lack of compassionate legislation?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (" CJEU ") issued its judgment this week in two cases concerning mothers who have had babies through a...
Blog by
Lisa Daniels
21 Mar 2014

Banking drinks 2014

Throughout February and March, Susan Younger and Morton Fraser's Banking and Finance teams proudly hosted our annual New Years Banking Drinks in...
Blog by
Susan Younger

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