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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.
Following the breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership in Scotland, spouses have an obligation to support each other financially, based on what is reasonable in the circumstances. This form of financial support is known as aliment. Aliment is onl
Following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in London, the UK government have made it a priority to address the issue of unsafe cladding on residential units. In response, the government have announced that it would introduce a new tax levy in 2022 on th
On 24 September 2021 the Government announced that there would be changes to the current laws on staff tips based on its findings from the Consultation on Tipping, Gratuities, Cover and Service Charges in 2016 (All tips to go to staff under governmen
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Siobhan Kelly as a consultant and head of our Family Law department. Bringing over 25 years’ experience in family law and 33 years as a solicitor, Siobhan has conducted many high-value financial provision
Solicitors, David Phinn, who works in the Litigation team, Katie Cabrey, who works in the Commercial Property department and Laura MacSporran, who works in the Employment Law department are delighted to represent the firm at this year’s online event,
View our September newsletter here. 
The rise of flexible working born out of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant reduction in the number of people attending offices daily- a cultural change likely to endure to some degree. The result is that many offices, or at least parts t
It has been quite a wait since it was recommended by Sheriff Principal Taylor in his 2013  Review of Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation in Scotland – but cost shifting has finally arrived. For actions raised after 30 June 2021, new rules h
View our August newsletter here. 
“New legislation protects Scottish shop staff from customer abuse.” That headline on the BBC’s website is typical of the skewed media slant on the Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Act 2021 which cam
Later this month, subject to Parliamentary approval, vaccine certification will be required for admission to: nightclubs and adult entertainment venues;unseated indoor live events, with more than 500 people in the audience;unseated outdoor live event
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