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4 Aug 2020

National Road Victim Month

National Road Victim month is held annually in August to remember people that have been killed or injured on our roads. Road accidents remain the...
Article by
Derek Couper
4 Aug 2020

TUPE - when everyone gets a share of the cake

The practical effect of a recent Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") judgment is that employees could be transferred to multiple new...
Article by
Innes Clark
4 Aug 2020

Employer's reliance on anonymous witness was reasonable

Relying on anonymous witness evidence in misconduct proceedings can make a fair dismissal difficult.
Article by
Fiona Meek
31 Jul 2020

How to follow a fair procedure in misconduct dismissals and why it matters.

In our latest Employment Law podcast David Hossack and Kate Sutherland discuss a recent decision of the EAT which is a reminder of the importance of...
Podcast by
David Hossack
30 Jul 2020

Redundancy after Furlough FAQ

With the introduction of flexible furlough from 1 July and the subsequent changes to the scheme many employers are now planning what their future...
Article by
Innes Clark
30 Jul 2020

Failure to offer an alternative to a Settlement Agreement can be discriminatory

A recent tribunal decision highlights the risk of focussing on termination of employment to the exclusion of any other option.
Article by
Kate Sutherland
29 Jul 2020

Friendship

Life without friends is like a garden without flowers or a year without summer (which we can relate to in Scotland!) Friends enrich our lives by...
Blog by
Lynda Clark
29 Jul 2020

Five trends that are likely to develop in the public sector in light of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented effect on businesses and that includes public sector organisations and services. As we embrace a...
Press Release by
Jenny Dickson
Source: Local Government Lawyer
29 Jul 2020

Are the retailers adhering to consumers’ rights?

I recently placed an online order for a perishable product with a large, well-known company (who shall remain nameless). The wrong product was...
Press Release by
Dr Julie Nixon, WS
Source: Business Matters
28 Jul 2020

Group proceedings - procedural rules introduced

On 21 May 2020 I wrote in the Herald about the introduction of class actions to Scotland (or group proceedings as they are known under the relevant...
Blog by
Richard McMeeken
27 Jul 2020

Companies House - Re-opening

Much like the rest of the world Companies House is now beginning to re-open following the Covid-19 lockdown and looking to return to normal service (...
Blog by
Stewart Moy
27 Jul 2020

Finding my feet in lockdown

The Government's lockdown has forced lots of people, including those of us in the legal sector, to adjust to the new reality of working remotely. It’...
Blog by
Andrew Agnew
24 Jul 2020

The risks of not reporting gender pay gap information

In our weekly podcast, David Hossack and solicitor, Fiona Meek, discuss the decision to suspend the obligation to report gender pay gap information...
Podcast by
David Hossack
24 Jul 2020

To Trust or not to Trust?

When speaking to clients about Trusts, I often find a common misconception is that they are considered to be an old-fashioned way of manging assets...
Blog by
Carryl Beveridge
23 Jul 2020

Diversity at Morton Fraser

Within West Lothian Chamber of Commerce, we are lucky to have a diverse range of businesses and our Premier Partner, Morton Fraser LLP is a prime...
Blog by
Martin Glover
Source: Business Scotland
23 Jul 2020

Points Based Immigration System Podcast

David Hossack and Stuart McWilliams discuss the new Points Based Immigration System and what it will mean for employers in the coming months. This...
Podcast by
Stuart McWilliams
23 Jul 2020

Early Intervention - Laying the foundations now for survival post lockdown

Having managed to undertake my first piece of business development last Friday by playing golf with a client and a couple of colleagues - all...
Blog by
Iain Young

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