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Don’t let the Grinch steal Christmas: Gift cash and not vouchers!

Christmas time is nearly upon us and inevitably thoughts turn to the dreaded question of what gifts to buy for family and friends. In the…


Posted on 3rd December 2019

The Blackest Day of the year

At risk of sounding like Ebenezer Scrooge and spoiling the early festive cheer for the 52% of us who are expected to take advantage of the…


Posted on 29th November 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

This week saw the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. According to statistics released by the UN, 1 in 3 women…


Posted on 29th November 2019

Company Voluntary Arrangements: Retail Hero or False Dawn

The use of Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) within the retail and restaurant sectors has grown in frequency in recent times. A CVA…


Posted on 26th November 2019

Associate joins Thorntons Commercial Law team in Dundee

Full service law firm Thorntons has appointed Gemma Hardie as an Associate in Commercial Property based in Dundee and St Andrews. Gemma…


Posted on 21st November 2019

National Carers Day

Following on from yesterday’s first ever National Power of Attorney day in Scotland, today is National Carers Day. There are many facets of…


Posted on 21st November 2019

#AdoptionWeekScotland

This week (16-23 November) is Adoption Week Scotland. Local authorities, adoption agencies, charities and individuals are coming together…


Posted on 20th November 2019

Commercial Leases: Keep an eye on the end

Amazon’s recent dispute with their Landlords over the end date of a lease has made headlines recently.  Ending a Lease requires following…


Posted on 20th November 2019

Black Friday a headache for employers?

The distinctly American shopping phenomenon of Black Friday has gained significant traction in the UK over the past few years, with the…


Posted on 20th November 2019

High Court ruling on ITV Debate

Tonight sees the first televised debate of the General Election campaign when Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn go head to head on ITV.  That…


Posted on 19th November 2019

More than £58,000 raised at Dundee fundraiser

Scottish Rugby Head Coach Gregor Townsend MBE was the special guest at the annual Sports Challenge Dinner in Dundee earlier this year which…


Posted on 14th November 2019

Thorntons Celebrates Living Wage Accreditation

Thorntons, one of Scotland’s largest full-service legal and estate agency firms, has become an accredited Living Wage Employer through…


Posted on 12th November 2019

Mothercare; More misery for the UK High Street

Following on from my recent article on the collapse of Watt Brothers and Bonmarche, it is a great shame to now have to report on the…


Posted on 7th November 2019

To Wear A Gown Or Not To Wear A Gown?

I read with interest the negative views of two senior and eminent legal figures reported in the Scottish Legal News on 4 and 5 November…


Posted on 5th November 2019

The Rocky Road of Romance at Work

Briton Steve Easterbrook, credited with adding huge value to the McDonald’s fast food business during his tenure as US Chief Executive, has…


Posted on 5th November 2019

Pothole Pete – The world’s newest superhero?

Edinburgh Evening News has revealed “Pothole Pete”, a 12” tall garden gnome as the unlikely hero to put pressure on Edinburgh City Council…


Posted on 4th November 2019

Foster Carers are parents not employees, tribunal is told

The issue of whether foster carers are to be regarded as local authority employees and accorded the rights and protections associated with…


Posted on 30th October 2019

Fireworks – something to bang on about?

Autumn is not my favourite time of year; it’s cold, dark and wet. Yet one of the days I look forward to every year is Bonfire night and the…


Posted on 30th October 2019

HSE Releases Annual Report on Health & Safety at Work

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its latest annual report on health and safety at work for 2018/2019. When compared to…


Posted on 30th October 2019

Safety Matters as Clocks Change

It’s the time of year when the clocks fall back, giving everyone an extra hour in bed. Drivers will however have to adjust to driving in…


Posted on 25th October 2019

Call for More Research after Study Reveals link between former footballers and Alzheimer’s Disease

Research from Glasgow University has revealed an increased risk of dementia amongst former professional footballers. The study, led by…


Posted on 24th October 2019

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