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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.
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our two new trainees, David Phinn and Katie Cabrey . David, who completed his degree and Diploma at the University of Glasgow, will take up his first seat in Licensing and Katie, who obtained her degree and
The Upper Tribunal for Scotland (UT) has quashed penalties imposed by Revenue Scotland (RS) for late filing of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), after it found that RS had breached relevant legislation by failing to produce evidence that it
A recent report by Serve Legal, the ID checking company, raised fears that "Challenge 25" isn't been operated properly by a significant number of on-trade operators. According to their survey, in the course of 668 visits around a third of their agent
New figures from Direct Line Pet insurance showed that in the past 12 months, over 28,000 divorce s in the UK involved a dispute over custody of a pet – that is more than one-quarter of all divorce cases. Disputes over a pet may not be the first thin
There may have been a lot of changes in government of late, but it has still found time to respond to consultations on redundancy protection for women and new parents and employers’ use of non-disclosure agreements, as well as pass new legislation co
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Under the Data Protection Act 2018, individuals have the right to access personal data which organisations hold about them. The right entitles an individual to: Confirmation that the organisation is processing their personal data A copy of their pers
Going through a divorce is never a simple or straightforward procedure. However, when divorce comes at a later stage in life, and one or both parties have perhaps been previously married or had children from past relationships, the complexities can b
Covert recording of meetings by an employee is becoming an ever more common issue, and one recently considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Phoenix House v Stockman . The circumstances in which this issue reached the tribunal are somewh
The news that British Airways is facing a fine of £184m after personal data of some 500,000 customers was harvested by cyber criminals shows the tough stance of the UK’s data regulator following the introduction of new EU data protection laws last ye
Landlords, and tenants, of non-residential properties (e.g. shops, garages, restaurants, warehouses, etc.) can have a tricky enough time in running their respective businesses – without adding to that mix a dispute about the lease . That being said,
In March of this year the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) outlined its strategy to improve the situation of so-called ‘mortgage prisoners’ in the UK. This week, that strategy has been  branded as “insufficient” by leading consumer group MoneyS