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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.

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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Scottish Law Commission Seeks to Clarify Enforcement of Title Conditions

The Scottish Law Commission has launched a consultation on possible reforms to Section 53 of the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003. 

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New Guidance Published on Dress Codes and Sex Discrimination - What Do Employers Need To Know?

On 17th May 2018, The Government Equalities Office (“GEO”) published its guidance on how employers can ensure dress codes are not discriminatory.

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Employers must tackle their game plan before kick-off

With the 2018 World Cup about to kick-off in Russia, football fans will have their eye on the ball, despite Scotland’s absence.

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Failure to pay a man enhanced pay during shared parental leave does not amount to direct sex discrimination but could amount to indirect sex discrimination

On 11th April 2018, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) held that failure to provide full pay to a man taking shared parental leave, where women are given enhanced maternity pay, did not amount to direct sex discrimination. However on 1st May 2018, in a case of similar circumstances, the EAT stated that enhancing maternity pay but not shared parental leave pay may potentially amount to indirect discrimination. This article looks at the facts of both cases, the EAT’s decisions and where this leaves employers.

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