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28 May 2013

Assessing past performance and rewarding incumbents

The recent high profile contract failure of G4S as well as the questions surrounding the procurement of the West Coast Main Line contract have...
Article by
Suzanne Hardie
13 May 2013

House builders and the part exchange climate

It's an ill wind, so they say, and no sector has felt the cold more keenly than house builders over the last few years. A relative collapse in house...
Blog by
Robert Bree
3 May 2013

Employment tribunal fees update

I have blogged previously on the proposed introduction by the Government of fees into the Employment Tribunal system. The draft Employment Tribunals...
Blog by
Innes Clark
3 May 2013

Schoolboy error. Mea culpa.

Back in the heady days of October 2011, when I was a new blogger, tweeter, podcaster and general "social media novice", I rashly promised our...
Blog by
Austin Flynn
16 Apr 2013

Mortgage market review Q & A

With about a year to go until implementation of the Mortgage Market Review ( MMR ) on 26 April 2014 (see PS12/6 ), the Financial Conduct Authority...
Blog by
John Lunn
9 Apr 2013

The mountain frasers: first foot the Caledonian Challenge

On the evening of 15 June 2013, Marcus Whyte, Bill Stark and James Rust (The Mountain Frasers) will sign their legs away for one of the toughest hill...
Blog by
8 Apr 2013

Consumer Credit Reform: Consumer credit -v- The FCA (An away win?)

In my last article on the proposed regulatory reform of the Consumer Credit Act (the " CCA ") and the change of regulator from the OFT to the FCA, I...
Article by
Bruce Wood - CVO, WS
2 Apr 2013

When love (and divorce) breaks down

Family lawyers in England and Wales were recently in the firing line, after the Legal Ombudsman Service released figures showing that they had...
Blog by
Dianne Millen
26 Mar 2013

Leased assets, insolvent companies and disqualified directors

On 8 March 2013 the Insolvency Service released details of a director's disqualification undertaking given by a John Boyd Blackwood, a Director of a...
Article by
Richard McMeeken
26 Mar 2013

Separate representation - motion passed at Law Society of Scotland AGM on 22 March 2013

As anticipated in my blog from last week, the motion to remove the exemption to the conflict of interest practice rule for Scottish solicitors which...
Blog by
John Lunn
25 Mar 2013

Expat divorce - Part 2

This is Part 2 in a series of blogs focusing on the particular issues caused by expat divorce for Scottish and English nationals. This week I'd like...
Blog by
Lucia Clark
21 Mar 2013

What a load of old ROT

When I was a young lawyer plying my trade in Newcastle I seemed to spend half my time dealing with 'retention of title' (ROT) clauses in contracts. I...
Blog by
Austin Flynn
19 Mar 2013

Separate representation - the second last word

On Friday 22 March 2013 the Law Society of Scotland's ("LSS") AGM will discuss the report of the working party on 'separate representation' and will...
Blog by
John Lunn
18 Mar 2013

It's all can do in Cannes

For Jonny Seddon, Brian Hutcheson and myself it was a bleary eyed 4am start last Tuesday from Edinburgh Airport for our trip to the South of France...
Blog by
Fergus McDiarmid
18 Mar 2013

It's not all work and no play at Morton Fraser

We trainees have recently undergone a seat change and moved departments within the firm. When I started at Morton Fraser in September, I had the...
Blog by
Hannah Lawrence
5 Mar 2013

The patent box. What's in it for you?

The Patent Box regime was introduced by the UK Government in the 2012 Budget and comes into effect this April. It's one of those intriguing ideas...
Blog by
Austin Flynn
27 Feb 2013

Absence management & reasonable adjustments

The issue of sickness absence is something that we are asked to advise on frequently. One particular issue which can cause difficulties for employers...
Blog by
Innes Clark
25 Feb 2013

Scotland's oldest law firm

The country's oldest law firm, Macdonalds, tracing its origins back to 1614, joined forces with the long established commercial market leader Morton...
Blog by
Fergus McDiarmid
22 Feb 2013

Love, lies and revenge

A survey recently reported by the BBC concludes that a quarter of the divorcees questioned had attempted to hide financial assets to keep them "...
Blog by
Lucia Clark
15 Feb 2013

The corporate veil: Tough as old boots

All law students know about 'the corporate veil'. Queen Victoria was still on the throne when it was first recognised by the courts that a company is...
Blog by
Austin Flynn
14 Feb 2013

Podcast: Leadership, a risky business

Morton Fraser's Chief Executive, Chris Harte, is joined in this podcast by Dr Sue Mitchell and Tim Cain to discuss the power of effective leadership...
Podcast by
Chris Harte

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