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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.
The highly publicised case Uber BV and others v Aslam and others has reached the end of its litigation journey with the Supreme Court ruling that Uber drivers should be classed as ‘workers’ and not independent, third-party contractors as Uber had arg
In January we were pleased to welcome Chloe Crawford and Anna Fox to the firm, they will work across a number of departments in the firm as part of their two year traineeship.Chloe:Chloe studied for her undergraduate degree, LLB Law with English Law,
The Theatres Act 1968 was repealed on the 27 January 2021. The Act, which provided a mandatory licensing regime for premises used for the public performance of plays, has not been replaced with new legislation. Rather, due to an amendment of the Civi
Under the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 a cohabiting couple is defined as “a couple who live together as if they were husband or wife” or “civil partners.”It is increasingly common for couples to cohabit with their partners, rather than enter into a
When the UK left the EU on 31st January 2020, the GDPR continued to apply in the UK during the agreed transition period. On 1st January 2021, this period ended and the GDPR as it originally came into force in 2018 no longer applies to the UK. So what
The Scottish Government has published guidance for employers on homeworking, which ties in with the most recent lockdown regulations.The regulations, which came into force on 5th January 2021 implementing the most recent lockdown, require those respo
At this time of year, slips and trips are common. Ice and other inclement weather can make many everyday places treacherous - particularly if the owner or occupier of the property has not taken adequate care to protect patrons' safety. If you have su
With COVID-19 remaining the key issue of the day, many of our clients have asked whether they can still create or amend their wills or powers of attorney during the national lockdown. The Law Society of Scotland has issued temporary guidance for the
It will come as no surprise to hear that a large number of commercial landlords are becoming increasingly concerned about accruing or ongoing arears which have arisen (or been exacerbated) by tenants struggling in the current commercial climate.The g
Everyone and every sector has been impacted by COVID-19 and the property market has been no exception. Whilst in the first lockdown which started on 23 March 2020, the property market stopped, that has not been the case in this second lockdown that w
It has been proving difficult for many parents to keep up-to-date with the ever-changing Government guidelines and regulations, as the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions have evolved.  These issues raise particular concerns for parents
When it was announced at the start of the year that schools would be closing and further lockdowns implemented, trade unions called on employers to furlough working parents who were struggling with childcare.HMRC recently updated its guidance to conf