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Why parents should make a Will

For many parents, a common worry is who will look after their children in the event of their untimely passing. Statistics published by the…


Posted on 15th August 2019

Bumper month of promotions for eleven Thorntons employees

One of Scotland’s leading law firms has demonstrated its commitment to supporting employee development with the promotion of eleven…


Posted on 13th August 2019

Dying without a Will v having a professionally made Will

Everyone should have a Will, no matter what they own, or their family situation. The best way to understand why Wills are so important is…


Posted on 12th August 2019

Prepare early for your retirement with advice sessions in Dundee

Forty and fifty somethings considering their retirement options are invited to attend a free information session aimed at providing useful…


Posted on 8th August 2019

Keeping “off-track”: Personal injury claims and tram tracks

The Edinburgh Trams have now been part of the city’s landscape for 5 years. The council voted to extend the tram to Newhaven with the new…


Posted on 5th August 2019

The I do’s and don’ts of divorce law in Scotland

Some of us love reading about celebrity divorce cases – they can give us a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous. However, if you’…


Posted on 2nd August 2019

The Rise of the Robots

The job market is changing. As robotics, artificial intelligence and other forms of automation continue to advance at a rapid rate, they…


Posted on 31st July 2019

Love Island: Cohabiting in The Villa.

Every night, millions of viewers tune in to Love Island to catch up on the drama that has unfolded in The Villa over the last 24 hours. Our…


Posted on 30th July 2019

Accredited specialist joins enlarged Thorntons family law team in Edinburgh

Full service law firm Thorntons has strengthened its family law team in the capital with the addition of a new appointment. Director Lucy…


Posted on 26th July 2019

Selling Up & Repaying A GP Sustainability Loan

In my previous blogs I have discussed the ins and outs of the GP Sustainability Loan scheme and have explained potential stumbling blocks…


Posted on 26th July 2019

Is ‘Britain’s Most Hated Tax’ due a makeover?

Inheritance Tax (IHT) has been making headlines across the country this month with news of proposed changes to the tax. The HM Treasury ‘…


Posted on 25th July 2019

Beauty and the heap: a rocky approach to Public Access Rights

A Welsh Sheep Farmer recently made the news when he filled a quarry with 60 tonnes of slate because he was frustrated with people spoiling…


Posted on 18th July 2019

ICO issues first significant fines under GDPR

With fresh GDPR fines being issued at unprecedented levels, it’s important for organisations to ensure they aren’t  next in line. Earlier…


Posted on 17th July 2019

Keeping it Civil

Following a Consultation, the Scottish Government recently announced that Civil Partnerships would become available for all couples in…


Posted on 15th July 2019

Vehicle owners will be liable for all private parking charges – even if not driving at the time

Vehicle owners will be liable for all private parking charges even if they weren’t driving at the time the charge occurred, a leading…


Posted on 4th July 2019

Here comes the MIB

Recently I was contacted by a colleague whose husband had been the unfortunate victim of a “hit and run” accident, meaning that despite his…


Posted on 3rd July 2019

Latest Update on Holiday Pay Claims.

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal’s decision in Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another v Agnew has…


Posted on 2nd July 2019

Shared parental leave and sex discrimination

In May of this year, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in two joined cases involving shared parental leave. The argument…


Posted on 28th June 2019

Data Breaches – Top Tips for Business

In the year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, the number of breaches reported to the Information…


Posted on 25th June 2019

The staggering cost of poor mental health management in the workplace

A leading employment lawyer has seen an increase in enquires relating to mental health in the workplace – demonstrating that employers are…


Posted on 19th June 2019

Know What You Are Paying For

Separation may not necessarily mean a complete financial break from your other half. There may be ongoing financial commitments such as,…


Posted on 17th June 2019

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