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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.
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
The recent Supreme Court decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel clarifies how holiday pay should be calculated for part year workers with irregular hours on permanent contracts. The Supreme Court recently decided a case on how holiday pay should be calcul
This month we waved a fond goodbye to Isabel Gallagher, the longest standing member of our Licensing Team, as she entered her retirement. Isabel joined the team in 1989 from North Ayrshire Council and has been an asset to the firm ever since. She wil
Garden predators are taking root in the courts, as householders take action to fight off plant invaders that can be highly destructive and undermine property values. Japanese Knotweed is a highly invasive, aggressive and fast-growing plant which can
When a property is being sold, the Title Deeds (the documents setting out legal ownership, boundaries, rights of access etc) will be examined by the purchaser’s solicitor. The purchaser’s solicitor will want to be satisfied that the seller can transf
The impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns has resulted in an unprecedented shift by employers towards adapting a more flexible working policy. Whilst many companies have now enacted formal hybrid working policies and appear to be moving awa
Marriage is always topical in our team but especially so as of late – no, we’re not talking about J.Lo and Ben – our very own Gabrielle tied the knot on 15 July 2022 (see picture)! The revelation however that J.Lo made the change to become Mrs Jennif
Last week, after securing her restricted practising certificate, our current Litigation and Family trainee solicitor, Anna Fox, made her first two court appearances. Anna appeared (virtually) at Paisley and Greenock Sheriff Courts. Anna kindly took t
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