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26 Mar 2021

Welcome Back - how to safely return to the office

Risk assessments, good communication with staff and flexibility of approach will all feature strongly in ensuring a safe return
Blog by
Laura McKenna
26 Mar 2021

Does raising a grievance impact on the success of a constructive dismissal claim?

In our weekly podcast, David Hossack and Fiona Meek look at the law of constructive dismissal and discuss a recent case which looked at the issue of...
Podcast by
David Hossack
26 Mar 2021

Why farming divorce needs specialist advice

In my last blog I set out some top tips for financial advisers dealing with farming families. In this follow up, I will consider why, when it comes...
Blog by
Lucia Clark
26 Mar 2021

Pimlico Plumbers successfully defend worker's holiday pay claim

EAT holds ECJ decision on carrying over holiday without limit does not apply where holiday is taken.
Blog by
Innes Clark
25 Mar 2021

History of Employment Law

This blog sets out the main legislative changes and significant events which have shaped and formed our employment law in the UK. Starting in the...
Blog by
Fiona Meek
24 Mar 2021

Non-domestic rates - an update following the Scottish Government’s budget

With national restrictions still in place, many businesses continue to face a fight for survival. Reason for optimism is, however, on the horizon.
Article by
Alan Stewart
23 Mar 2021

More For Lawyers - March 2021

I am sure that everyone reading this will be very happy that spring is on the horizon and that, with spring, comes the hope (if not expectation) of...
Email updates by
Richard McMeeken
23 Mar 2021

Health & Safety protections extended to include workers

New legislation extends protections previously only provided to employees
Blog by
Innes Clark
23 Mar 2021

No NMW entitlement for hours spent asleep on the job

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeals of two care workers who argued they should be paid the minimum wage for the whole of a "sleep in" shift
Article by
Innes Clark
23 Mar 2021

Removal of lay magistrate for opposition to same sex adoption not religious discrimination

In Page v Lord Chancellor & Another and Page v NHS Trust Development Authority the Court of Appeal has again considered the conflict between the...
Blog by
Sarah Gilzean
22 Mar 2021

What are the Commonly Used Terms in the Construction Contract Payment Process?

As you may have noticed from our week one blog, there are a number of terms which have their own particular meaning when discussing payment in...
Blog by
Julie Scott-Gilroy
22 Mar 2021

Essential Employment Law Webinar - Key employment law changes in April 2021 and beyond

In our first Essential Employment Law Webinar of 2021, Innes Clark and Lindsey Cartwright look at the latest employment law developments including...
Video by
Innes Clark
19 Mar 2021

What’s love got to do with it?

Regardless of generation or age, family members will, to some degree, remain emotionally attached to their or their family’s wealth.
Blog by
Sue Hunter
19 Mar 2021

Stale diversity training won't protect employers from harassment claims

David Hossack talks to Sarah Gilzean about a recent case where it was found that the employer's diversity training had gone 'stale' and that they...
Podcast by
David Hossack
19 Mar 2021

Don’t leave the next generation to pay the price of your failure to plan

We all tend to put things off. The harder they appear to be, the easier it is to delay acting and think you’ll do it another day.
Blog by
Sue Hunter
18 Mar 2021

Selecting a Mediator

In this fifth podcast from our series on how to best represent your client at mediation, David Hossack and Laura McKenna discuss where to look and...
Podcast by
David Hossack
17 Mar 2021

Mediation in Neighbour Disputes

It is not often that boundary disputes make national news but, recently a dispute between neighbours lasting over 20 year duration found itself the...
Blog by
David Hossack
16 Mar 2021

What is the Payment Process in a Construction Contract?

Welcome to this 12 week Q&A blog series on payment under construction contracts. Payment is a topic that we receive a lot of queries on and is an...
Blog by
Sandra Cassels
16 Mar 2021

Business Interruption Insurance

Insurance cover is crucial for businesses keeping afloat during the pandemic. Nicola Ross and Richard McMeeken discuss the Supreme Court's decision...
Video by
Nicola Ross
15 Mar 2021

Investment Trends in Early Stage Companies in Scotland 2020

As we all consider the changes going on in our working lives, I thought it worthwhile to consider the shape of the equity investment market in early...
Blog by
Stephen Clark
15 Mar 2021

Derelict properties - Land and Buildings Transaction Tax

Having become an avid 'Homes under the Hammer' and 'Location, Location, Location' viewer during lockdown, I have become quite open to the idea of...
Article by
Matthew Barclay

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