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Thorntons pledges support to Malawi cycle

Thorntons Solicitors in Edinburgh has pledged its support to charity 500 Miles and a team of 20 who will…


Posted on 14th September 2018

Leading law firm recruits eleven new trainees

Eleven trainee solicitors have started their two-year traineeship with leading Scottish law firm Thorntons which…


Posted on 11th September 2018

Employers chance to stay on top of employment law

Whether it’s the importance of clearly worded contracts, knowing how to bring them to an end correctly,…


Posted on 7th September 2018

Thorntons starts taking calls as it launches Charity Wills Month

Getting on the property ladder, starting a new career or having children are all key life milestones, but…


Posted on 5th September 2018

Why is having a Will so important?

As the sad news was unfolding of the death of Aretha Franklin, the private client solicitor in me did wonder might…


Posted on 29th August 2018

Compulsory Purchase: what happens when land is surplus to requirements?

Compulsory Purchase is the legal process which allows, in some circumstances, privately owned property to be…


Posted on 29th August 2018

What to look out for in contract negotiations

I thought I’d do a series of blogs with some reflections on points that are often made in contract negotiations.  They…


Posted on 28th August 2018

Cryptocurrency - Inheritance of my ‘Wallet’

Scotland has its own digital currency (the Scotcoin – which was launched back in 2013), and given the increasing awareness…


Posted on 28th August 2018

Rural Diversification into Food and Drink

The difficulties caused by the recent weather have highlighted the fact that farming businesses are often at the mercy of the elements…


Posted on 28th August 2018

The Growth of Fintech in Scotland

The development of a dynamic relationship between the traditional banking sector in Scotland and the emerging fintech…


Posted on 28th August 2018

Can a text message be a valid Will?

This week, a French Court in the city of Metz ruled that a text message could not be regarded as a valid Will.…


Posted on 22nd August 2018

Dundee rugby legend David Leslie has award named in his honour

The Local International Sports Personality award at…


Posted on 20th August 2018

Do you have a professionally drafted Will?

Why make a Will?

Statistics…


Posted on 20th August 2018

GDPR Three months on.

It has been little under 3 months since ‘GDPR Day’.  The media hype has certainly quietened down and with it the barrage of…


Posted on 20th August 2018

Prevention better than cure

Spare a thought for safety this Injury Prevention Day as our children return to school and nursery.


Posted on 15th August 2018

What's your surname please?

Issued by Border Force, part of The Home Office, the promotional material, “Guide to faster travel through the UK…


Posted on 8th August 2018

Dennis the Menace & Gnasher – A personal injury claim waiting to happen?

The Beano is 80 years old and celebrations are in full swing.  Being based in the Beano’s…


Posted on 3rd August 2018

Valuing Goods and Chattels

How many of us know the value of our household goods and personal effects?  How many of us simply estimate the contents…


Posted on 3rd August 2018

The Right to Privacy Advanced or Diminution of Freedom of the Press?

The recent case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC has sent a clear message that individuals have a right to privacy at the…


Posted on 2nd August 2018

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