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EHRC Case Emphasises the Importance of the Guardianship Process

This week the Herald reported the settlement of an important case concerning what happens to our loved ones if they lose capacity to make…


Posted on 20th November 2020

Fresh Support for Businesses as Level 4 Restrictions Imposed on parts of Scotland

Today, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that eleven local authorities will move to a stricter level four tier from…


Posted on 17th November 2020

#AdoptionWeekScotland

This week (16-20 November) is Adoption Week Scotland 2020. Local authorities, adoption agencies, charities and individuals are coming…


Posted on 17th November 2020

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 16th November 2020

Data Protection | Practical Guidance to Preparing for Brexit

As we step into 2021, EU GDPR will no longer apply within the UK. From the 1st January 2021, the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”) will…


Posted on 12th November 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended until 31 March 2021

It has been a rollercoaster week for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Initially planned to end on 31 October 2020 and pass the mantle…


Posted on 6th November 2020

Scotland’s smacking ban comes into force

Last year, the Scottish Government confirmed that the smacking of children was to be banned in Scotland, following evidence which showed…


Posted on 6th November 2020

Remember, Remember… Safety First!

Coronavirus has seen many events and celebrations fall by the wayside in 2020 and unfortunately, Bonfire Night on 5 November is no…


Posted on 4th November 2020

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

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