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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 are delighted to share our Chairman, Marie Macdonald’s recent podcast for the ILN. It has been said more than once that these are unprecedented times, almost overnight the world had to adapt to a completely different way of living and working owin
In child related matters the views of the children require to be taken into account by courts, if it is appropriate to do so. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in March, unfortunately the Scottish Courts have only been in a position to progress ur
As the Scottish Government eases some of the lockdown restrictions, businesses in the hospitality sector have been able to open outdoor areas, such as beer gardens, from the 6th July 2020 and indoor areas from 15th July. As part of the re-opening the
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Further to the recently announced changes to the furlough scheme (see our blog on this), detailed guidance has now been published by the government. In this briefing, we look at some key questions relating to the changes.Which employees are eligible?
As we progress through the government’s route map out of lockdown, phase 2 potentially includes re-opening of non-essential indoor workplaces which are not office based, although the default position will remain working from home. Over the next few m
On Friday 29th May, the Chancellor announced further changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) going forward. Detailed guidance on these changes is still to be published and we understand it is expected on 12th June. At the moment, the k
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If you, or your client, has obtained a county court judgment (CCJ) against a Scottish debtor we are able to assist you in registering that CCJ in Scotland to enable enforcement proceedings to commence.
A recent People Management and CIPD survey revealed that a quarter of UK employers expect to make permanent redundancies in response to the coronavirus crisis. At the same time, more than half are predicted to furlough staff members.Government help i
With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, you might find yourself having to take time off work. During this time, it is important to know your rights to sick pay if you cannot work due to COVID-19.If you are concerned or want to ensure you
With the UK in lockdown, there’s no denying the impact this will have on businesses in the coming weeks and months. From sick pay to homeworking, for employees and employers, knowing your rights and obligations during this time is crucial.Here, we se