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The rise of the Influencer

Predominately found on Instagram and YouTube, there are now people making their sole living from posting curated content on…

Posted on 18th February 2019

Record £62k sum raised for Cash for Kids

Scotland’s leading full service law firm Thorntons has donated £62,000 to Cash for Kids through its annual…

Posted on 15th February 2019

GDPR: Key cases so far

Google fined by national French data protection regulator

Posted on 7th February 2019

ICO Guidance Published on Encryption and Selecting Processors

ICO publishes guidance on encryption and passwords


Posted on 7th February 2019

Right to be forgotten questioned in EU Courts

Officially referred to as the “right of erasure” under Article 17 of the GDPR, what is now commonly referred to as the…

Posted on 7th February 2019

How will Brexit impact Data Protection Law?

Brexit is in the headlines constantly, and there is endless media coverage on the “deal”, whether we will get a deal…

Posted on 7th February 2019

Direct Marketing and e-Privacy Regulations

As has been well documented, there are proposals to replace the current Privacy and Electronic Communications…

Posted on 7th February 2019

Selling your dental practice to the corporates

Over the years, the prospect of selling to one of the corporates was at times seen as like selling your soul to the…

Posted on 7th February 2019

To AirBnB or not to AirBnB?

An amendment to regulate short-term letting has been made to the Scottish Government’s Planning (Scotland) Bill. If it…

Posted on 6th February 2019

The Reality of Surrogacy in Scotland

The media is reporting the news that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are apparently having another baby via a surrogate,…

Posted on 5th February 2019

A Burning Issue – Changes to Agricultural Waste Disposal Regulations

Waste management – and in particular the reduction of waste and increase in recycling rates – is a key issue for the…

Posted on 1st February 2019

Bringing Farmhouses Up To Standard

The Scottish Government announced late last year that rented farmhouses and other tenanted agricultural housing will no…

Posted on 1st February 2019

Gambling or just a game?

The convergence of interactive entertainment and gambling has resulted in various types of in-game…

Posted on 1st February 2019

Do you have an Adverse Weather Policy for employees?

With weather warnings in place across Scotland, Employment Law specialist…

Posted on 31st January 2019

The Age of the Digital Revolution

In reading last week that Netflix had added another 9 million subscribers to its service in the last quarter I paused…

Posted on 28th January 2019

Be Sure You’re Insured

On Monday Police Scotland announced the launch of “…

Posted on 25th January 2019

Updated Guidance on Conducting Agricultural Rent Reviews

In 2015, the Scottish Government’s Independent Adviser on Tenant Farming, the National…

Posted on 18th January 2019

A Matter of Trust.

A Trust is a way of managing assets, such as property, investments or money.  It is an oft-quoted misnomer that they are the…

Posted on 17th January 2019

“I can’t tell where the journey will end” – Avicci

December 2018 saw news emerge of how the estimated $25M fortune of dance music legend Avicci (real name Tim Bergling) was to…

Posted on 17th January 2019

Funding the cost of care.

Increasingly, clients are approaching us expressing their concerns about protecting their capital from potential…

Posted on 17th January 2019

Technology and succession planning – What will happen to your digital estate?

For the vast majority of the population our lives are increasingly consumed by digital technology, social media and the…

Posted on 17th January 2019