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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.
Last Friday the Scottish Government introduced new restrictions designed to combat a recent rise in COVID-19 cases - with various ‘protection levels’ being introduced in different areas across the country. It comes as no surprise to us that clie
Dealing with the death of a relative can be a difficult and emotional time, but even more so if a dispute arises over the terms of a Will. There are two grounds on which a Will can be challenged in Scotland:  1. Formal ValidityFormal validi
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on almost every business in Scotland. For many businesses, it means they no longer require their business premises or can no longer afford them. There are of course many other reasons, not directly related to COV
Where a business is proposing to make a large number of employees redundant, there is a requirement to enter into collective consultation. The requirement arises where the proposal is to dismiss as redundant 20 employees or more within a 90 day perio
The government have published a new Treasury Direction which sets out more information on the extended furlough scheme. This covers the scheme from 1st November to 31st January 2021. The details from 1st February until the end of March are to be addr
The government has now published further guidance on the extension of the furlough scheme from 1st November 2020. Broadly, the scheme will continue to operate in the same way, but the government contribution will revert to 80% of wages (up to a maxim
Jack Cummins, licensing expert from Miller Samuel Hill Brown and SLLP discusses licensing during an unprecedented crisis. In a new topical discussion with Hey Legal, he answers the following:1. What are the most pressing issues you and your clie
 All information contain within this update is accurate at the time of publication. During these unprecedented times where the situation is constantly changing at pace it is vital that you take expert advice where necessary. Please do not hesita
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As you may be aware, on Saturday 31st October 2020 the UK government announced that, in light of the new lockdown being introduced in England, the furlough scheme is being extended for a further month and will now end in December 2020. This means tha
Among ever changing guidance, the government recently announced a new Job Support Scheme to take effect on 1st November 2020. Originally announced at the end of September, it was extended to support businesses required to close and, as of last week,
The UK Government announced yesterday afternoon (22 October 2020) that government contributions under the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be increased. Originally, employers were expected to pay up to 33% of the cost of the unworked hours of their