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UK: Information Commissioner's Office Age Appropriate Design Code

The days of parents supervising their children's every digital move are quickly becoming a distant memory. The sole computer which once sat…


Posted on 28th October 2020

Reimagining the role of learning and development.

Learning and Development is used to describe everything a business does to encourage professional development among its employees, e.g.…


Posted on 27th October 2020

Over 18? Here's why you should have a Will

The first few years in the world of work are generally exciting times for a young adult.  Whether you’ve just left school and are starting…


Posted on 27th October 2020

Job Support Scheme: Further changes and policy paper announced

On 23 October 2020, the Government published a policy paper setting out further details on the Job Support Scheme [“JSS”]. The paper,…


Posted on 27th October 2020

Pre-action Requirements in the Private Rented Sector

The Rent Arrears Pre-action Requirements (Coronavirus)(Scotland) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 30 September 2020.  All landlords…


Posted on 26th October 2020

Thorntons Charity Wills Campaign goes virtual for 2020

Cash for Kids is set to receive a considerable five figure sum once again this year from Thorntons Solicitors as the beneficiary of the…


Posted on 20th October 2020

More details on the Scottish Government’s Support for Business Funds

Following on from our Article ‘Chancellor Announces fresh support for Businesses if they are told to Shut down’ posted on 9 October 2020,…


Posted on 20th October 2020

Eight trainees secure permanent positions with Thorntons

Full service Scottish law firm Thorntons has welcomed eight newly qualified solicitors across four of its offices following a two year…


Posted on 20th October 2020

Darker Nights, Brighter Lights – and Clothing

Every year, I feel like the period between the clocks changing seems to get shorter and the long summer nights don’t seem to last as long.…


Posted on 19th October 2020

Staying within the law on your “Staycation”

During these unprecedented times I think there is something we can all agree on, Scotland is a beautiful country. And while our usual trips…


Posted on 14th October 2020

Coronavirus: Extension to the Job Support Scheme announced

The Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) was announced in late September as the successor to the Job Retention Scheme, due to end on 31 October 2020…


Posted on 12th October 2020

Chancellor Announces fresh support for Businesses if they are told to Shut down

On Friday 9 October 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced further support for jobs and businesses, including an extension to the Job…


Posted on 9th October 2020

Curtain Call for Cineworld Staff as Theatres Enter Hibernation

As curtains come down on cinema industry, employers urged to follow fair processes and consider available support. There has been a lot of…


Posted on 6th October 2020

The Finance Act 2020: Director’s Liability

Director’s Potential Personal Liability for the tax debts of an Insolvent Company. In the 2nd of our 2 articles on this, we are focussing…


Posted on 2nd October 2020

Safe Return to the Workplace – Guidance for Employers

The Scottish Government guidance for employees is that anyone who can work from home, should continue to do so.  However, some employees…


Posted on 28th September 2020

The Finance Act 2020: HMRC's New Creditor Status

Will HMRC’s new preferential creditor status reduce the availability of lending and successful restructuring? The highly anticipated and…


Posted on 28th September 2020

A Sting in the Tail for Directors – The Return of Wrongful Trading

The Chancellor of the Exchequer came to the House of Commons yesterday to announce significant changes to the support offered to business…


Posted on 25th September 2020

Straying stock, fencing and fly-tipping

You may have read recently that a farmer whose land borders a stretch of the A9 has been charged with failing to prevent sheep and cattle…


Posted on 25th September 2020

Coronavirus and Employment: Chancellor Announces New Jobs Support Scheme

Today, the Chancellor announced the UK Government’s plans to introduce a new “Job Support Scheme” from November 2020 to April 2021. The new…


Posted on 24th September 2020

Chancellor Announces an Extension of Support for Businesses

Coronavirus Update – Business Support In addition to his announcement on the Job Support Scheme and the imminent deadline of the CBILS…


Posted on 24th September 2020

Childcare, Child Contact and Residence - new Coronavirus measures.

Yesterday, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced new measures to combat the increase in coronavirus cases. Available guidance is…


Posted on 23rd September 2020

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