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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.

Personal Licences: The Looming Meltdown

An estimated 50,000 - 60,000 personal licences issued under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 (“the 2005 Act”) require to be renewed no later than 31 August next year. That deadline may seem comfortably far away. But licensing lawyers, trainers and Licensing Board clerks are already predicting a meltdown that could lead to business closures throughout the country.

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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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