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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 Brexit transition period ends on 31st December 2020, with a new points based immigration system coming into force on 1st January 2021 for anyone coming to the UK for work. Many UK businesses employ EU citizens, so what happens to them from 1st January 2021?
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This week the judgement has been published in the case of Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover Limited in a significant decision on discrimination on grounds of gender reassignment.It should be noted that this is a first instance tribunal decision so is not bi
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 Validity Formal validity dea
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
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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