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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Dismissing an employee without warning for serious misconduct is not automatically unfair

It is generally considered that in cases of misconduct, an employer can only dismiss without prior warnings where there has been a finding of gross misconduct. However, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently made a decision indicating that this is not necessarily so, and ‘serious’ misconduct may also result in dismissal without warning depending on the circumstances of the case. 

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Hit by an uninsured or untraced driver? Here’s what should happen next…

If you’re hit by an uninsured or untraceable driver, it can be difficult to know what to do next. The process for dealing with the aftermath of this type of accident isn’t always clear and it’s often necessary to seek guidance. Here, we take a look at the various steps you need to take if you’re hit by an uninsured or untraced driver.

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Compliance Concerns

All licensed premises in Scotland must operate in terms of their Premises Licence and in accordance with the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 but, in our experience, it isn’t uncommon for issues to crop up.

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No Will, no problem?

It’s a common misconception that on the death of a spouse/civil partner the surviving spouse or civil partner inherits the entirety of their estate, unless they have a Will that is to the contrary. However, the reality is that distributing the estate of someone who has died without a Will is not straightforward.

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