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23 Oct 2020

Significant changes made to Job Support Scheme

Government contribution to increase and minimum working requirement to reduce.
Article by
Innes Clark
22 Oct 2020

The FCA on mortgages, Covid-19 and consumer outcomes

On 30 September 2020 Jonathan Davidson, Executive Director of Supervision – Retail and Authorisations, at the FCA delivered an introduction to...
Blog by
Catherine MacPherson
22 Oct 2020

Waste Not, Want Not

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the resulting lockdown, many UK residents found themselves spending significantly more time at home. I was one of...
Blog by
Isabel MacSwan
22 Oct 2020

Dismissal before a conviction

In our weekly podcast, David Hossack and solicitor, Fiona Meek, discuss the decision of the EAT which held that the decision to dismiss an employee...
Podcast by
David Hossack
21 Oct 2020

The Inglorious 12th!

It goes without saying that both the Landlord and the Tenant of any tenancy should agree the extent of the subjects of their Lease. However the...
Article by
Alistair Anderson
21 Oct 2020

What to expect... When you're expecting to start your Morton Fraser traineeship

Arriving for your first day of your traineeship is undoubtedly a daunting experience. If you are anything like us you'll have stressed and worried...
Blog by
Anna Reilly
20 Oct 2020

What is the adjudication process? Do I need an expert or a lawyer?

Last week we provided a glossary of commonly used terms in the adjudication process for you to refer back to during this blog series. Our remaining...
Blog by
Claire Logue
20 Oct 2020

The value of corporate trademarks

You don't have to spend long looking around you to see how important trademarks are. Whether they’re on clothes, shoes, cosmetics, electronic devices...
Press Release by
Austin Flynn
Source: The Herald
20 Oct 2020

Children and British Nationality

One of the most common enquires I receive is "Are my children British?" Most people think that nationality law is straightforward - if someone is...
Article by
Stuart McWilliams
19 Oct 2020

HM Treasury to make changes to CCA default notices

In an announcement on 7 October 2020 HMT has confirmed that it plans to introduce changes to the form and content requirements for default notices...
Article by
John Lunn
16 Oct 2020

Practical joke falls outside employer’s vicarious liability

"The practical joke must be the lowest form of humour. It is seldom funny, it is often a form of bullying and it has the capacity, as in the present...
Blog by
Jenny Dickson
16 Oct 2020

SMCR: timeline for solo-regulated firms directory of certified and assessed persons requirements

The FCA webpage entitled 'Directory of certified and assessed persons' has been updated. The update was made on 12 October 2020. The update relates...
Blog by
Catherine MacPherson
15 Oct 2020

Conflict Resolution Day

15 October is, globally, Conflict Resolution Day, as set by the Association for Conflict Resolution. Although it may not be obvious from the title,...
Article by
David Hossack
15 Oct 2020

Virtual Employment Tribunal hearings

In this week's employment podcast, David Hossack speaks to solicitor advocate, Dr Andrew Gibson, about his experience of virtual hearings before the...
Podcast by
David Hossack
14 Oct 2020

A Call for Clarity - The Two Acre Rule and Notices to Quit

A year has passed since the well documented Amazon case (M7 Real Estate Investments Partners VI Industrial Propco Limited v Amazon UK Services...
Article by
Jamie Reid
13 Oct 2020

Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) and Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) when a company is buying residential property for refurbishment and re-sale

The tax treatment of residential property investors has changed vastly over recent years, with the national governments looking to increase tax...
Article by
Fay Shearer
13 Oct 2020

Should Insurance cover be mandatory for Cyclists?

Cycling has had a surge in popularity in recent months with many people looking for new ways to keep fit and active. Its popularity is partly due to...
Article by
Nicola Edgar
13 Oct 2020

What does this mean? Commonly used terms in Adjudication

Adjudication has a number of terms which are unique to the process, these terms will be used on a number of occasions over the next 14 weeks and can...
Blog by
Julie Scott-Gilroy
13 Oct 2020

Top Tips for Researching Your Traineeship Application

Applications for training contracts starting in September 2022 are now open. In this article, first year trainee Ciaran Harkness highlights the...
Blog by
Ciaran Harkness
12 Oct 2020

Redundancy procedure: softening the blow

In the final episode of our redundancy procedure podcast series, Innes Clark and David Hossack discuss the importance of implementing any redundancy...
Podcast by
David Hossack

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