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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 Court of Appeal has given its judgement in the combined cases of Hextall v Leicestershire Police and Capita v Ali and another. Both cases concerned whether it was unlawful sex discrimination , prohibited by the Equality Act 2010, for men on share
Romantic relationships in the workplace are not uncommon. It’s an obvious way for people to meet and as we spend most of our week around our colleagues there’s plenty of opportunity for connections to flourish. These relationships do not need to be v
At the end of May our Chairman, Marie MacDonald , Consultant, Michael Samuel , and Partner, Aileen Thomson , attended the International Lawyers Network (ILN) Conference in Milan. The ILN is an affiliation of lawyers who gather on a regional and world
In recent months, a number of commentators including the Law Society of Scotland and the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) have expressed concerns that the amended Planning (Scotland) Bill - if enacted in current form - would place unmanageable stra
  In Scotland, if you die without a Will and are cohabiting at the time of your death, then your partner will be entitled to make a claim on your estate. Prior to the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 coming into force, it was possible for partners
  Two recent tribunal claims highlight the challenge for employers in safely navigating personal expression by employees in the workplace.   A hospital nurse who discussed her Christian views with patients, offering a bible to one and
There has been much highlighting of the high level fines which can be imposed under the GDPR for data protection breaches. What is less known is that individuals can be prosecuted and subject to fines for data protection offences on a personal basis.
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  Someone operating an existing licensed business has probably had very little reason to encounter an occasional licence but for those running events or launching new businesses they can be a vital part of the enterprise. An occasional licence i
  When a couple separates and one party moves out of the house, it can cause concern about the ongoing payment of the mortgage. Arrangements should be entered into as soon as possible regarding payment of the mortgage. Even missing one month’s m
Equity release is a method through which you can turn the equity in your home into a cash sum. It allows people to remain in their own home without downsizing and helps people who are sitting on a house with no mortgage to use the house as an asset t
Partner, and head of department, Audrey Junner has recently been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Liquor Licensing Law. The Specialist Accreditation scheme recognises solicitors who have developed expert knowledge in their