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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.
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Changes to taxation of settlement agreements

On 6th April 2018, new legislation will take effect which changes the way in which settlement payments are taxed. If you are regularly involved in entering settlement agreements with employees, it will be important to be aware of these changes.

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Planning Committee Confusion Leads to Voting Error

A long-running dispute over plans to build houses on a site near Culloden battlefield took an unusual turn recently, when Highland Council claimed that approval for development designs had been given in error, reports the Scotsman

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When mini breaks just don’t cut it

The Employment Tribunal say twenty-minute rest periods for workers should be given in one run, not as a series of mini-breaks 

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Minimum Unit Pricing – will it affect you?

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the press lately you will be aware that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) is to come into effect in Scotland on 1st May this year. This has been a long time coming, having first been tabled over ten years ago. A legal challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association, which argued that the 2011 Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Bill breached EU trade rules, dragged things out further, resulting in nearly five years’ of litigation. Last year, however, Supreme Court judges unanimously decided that MUP did not breach European law, giving the green light for the measure to finally be implemented.

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