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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.
Our Licensing department are once again celebrating a great result in the latest published guide to the legal profession, Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2023, as well as in Legal 500 rankings. Retaining our top tier rankings yet again highlights our
Adoption Week will take place between 14th and 18th of November this year, the aim of which is to celebrate adoption in Scotland. It is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption (AFKA) Scotland,
The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 sets out that Licensing Boards are required to publish their licensing policy every five years and the process usually takes place in the months following the Local Government elections. The purpose of this policy is
Pumpkins, trick or treating, getting dressed up - there is plenty to celebrate when it comes to Halloween. However, even though you might be in disguise, it is no excuse for failing to observe the law. In this article, we take a look at some of the d
As many of you may be aware, World Mental Health Day is on 10 October. Even with the increased awareness of mental health over the past few years, it is important to ensure that this remains a prominent and consistent conversation throughout all work
Since the First Minister’s announcement on 06 September 2022 about a rent freeze for public and private properties and a ban on evictions until the end of March 2023, I have been contacted by clients on a daily basis seeking clarity on what they can/
The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No 2) Act 2020 temporarily increased the minimum debt level which a debtor must owe a creditor before a creditor was able to commence a petition for sequestration (bankruptcy) from £3,000 to £10,000. This temporary increas
Planning applications have been lodged with Glasgow City Council in conjunction with the £150 million redevelopment of Shawlands Arcade on Kilmarnock Road in southside. Planning has been submitted by the Arcade’s owners Clydebuilt, a property investm
The firm’s Charity Committee recently invited staff to a ‘pot luck lunch’, our latest fundraising event in aid of Maggie’s, our charity partner for 2022. Twelve colleagues volunteered to cook a dish for the event with lots more staff members attendin
Organ Donation Week ran from 19th to 26th September this year with the objective of raising awareness surrounding organ donation and transplantation, but what does the law in Scotland say on this topic? The Legal Position The Human Tissue (Authorisat
We are pleased to report our success in the EAT on behalf of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) in the following case: Mr Michael Cowie and Others v Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: [2022] EAT 121 Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment of Mrs
Just today, economists at Citi, the American bank, have forecast that the rate of UK inflation will peak at 18.6% in January 2023. This has serious ramifications for business and individuals alike. With wages simply unable to keep pace with the soari
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