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Thorntons welcomes new property manager

Leading legal and property firm Thorntons has welcomed an experienced property manager to its team to…


Posted on 11th December 2018

Thorntons invests in Edinburgh team

Leading law firm Thorntons has expanded its senior team in Edinburgh with the appointment of new partner…


Posted on 5th December 2018

Scotland’s New Domestic Abuse Legislation

Domestic abuse can describe a multitude of behaviour, from physical violence to exercising total control over a…


Posted on 12th December 2018

How grandparents can help grandchildren with nursery, school or higher education costs in a tax efficient way

Having a family can be costly, so preparing early for future educational costs should be carefully considered. Recent…


Posted on 12th December 2018

Retail: a tough shift for workers at Christmas

A career in retail on the UK’s high streets seems a pretty hazardous affair at the moment. …


Posted on 5th December 2018

Braving the elements overnight for charity

A team of volunteers from Thorntons Solicitors will take part in this year’s Sleep in the Park events in…


Posted on 22nd November 2018

Black and blue Friday?

With UK shoppers expected to spend £10bn in Black Friday sales this weekend, take care not to get caught up in the hysteria and bag more…


Posted on 22nd November 2018

The use of Personal Injury Trusts

Trusts can have a variety of uses and benefits and are not just for the wealthy.  If you are receiving a sizeable sum…


Posted on 16th November 2018

The Future of Civil Partnerships in Scotland

Civil partnerships have featured heavily in the news recently as their future has been called into question by a…


Posted on 13th November 2018

“Bang out of order” – Managing Firework Safety

In 2016-2017, nearly 21 million attendances were recorded at…


Posted on 2nd November 2018

Loot boxes in the line of fire

In computer gaming a loot box is essentially an in-game virtual lottery.   A box is purchased by a player with real…


Posted on 29th October 2018

Is the use of Confidentiality Agreements on the rise?

Confidentiality agreements are pretty topical all of a sudden.   Juventus footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the subject…


Posted on 25th October 2018

Spectator Sports and public safety

At the end of September the Ryder Cup took place in Paris. Aside from Europe’s success the news has been full of an incident…


Posted on 25th October 2018

Agricultural insurable risks and legal expenses cover.

I recently concluded a court action relating to glyphosate contamination of potatoes where, amongst other things, the issue…


Posted on 16th October 2018

Managing risk in a post GDPR environment

Public authorities and businesses can gain practical guidance on managing data protection risk in light of…


Posted on 15th October 2018

Lower drink driving limit = less accidents in Scotland?

In December 2014, the drink driving limit in Scotland was lowered to 50mg per 100ml of blood breaking away from the 80mg…


Posted on 15th October 2018

"Time isn't the main thing. It's the only thing." Miles Davis

A recent decision in the Court of Session underlines the importance of adhering to the statutory time limits in…


Posted on 9th October 2018

Donation for Kingspark Primary

Thorntons Solicitors recently visited Kingspark Primary School in Dundee to donate a batch of iPads which…


Posted on 8th October 2018

The Acceleration of Voluntary Registration of Title

Most rural landowners in Scotland will already be well aware of the Scottish Government’s target to complete the…


Posted on 28th September 2018

New Pilot Scheme to Bring 2500 Seasonal Workers to UK Farms

On Thursday 6 September, the UK Government Home Secretary and Environment Secretary announced a nationwide pilot…


Posted on 28th September 2018

Weekend of centenary celebrations in aid of St Andrews Legacy

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the First World War ending, St Andrews Legacy are hosting a…


Posted on 25th September 2018

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