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GDPR Violation for German Company using MailChimp for Marketing.

A German data protection authority has recently ruled that the use by a Munich publishing company of the US-based email marketing platform…


Posted on 12th May 2021

Tread Carefully

With gyms shut for lengthy periods due to COVID, many people turned to buying home gym equipment to keep up their fitness routines. One…


Posted on 6th May 2021

What makes a trade mark distinctive?

With the news beginning to focus on life other than Covid, there has been an increase in media attention on trade mark infringements. In…


Posted on 4th May 2021

Political Campaigning and the use of Personal Data.

With polling day almost upon us, most of us have been on the receiving end of campaign activity relating to the upcoming parliamentary…


Posted on 4th May 2021

Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness: Working From Home

We are all guilty of failing to make our mental health and wellbeing a priority at times, but the pandemic has taught us the importance of…


Posted on 30th April 2021

Data Protection webinar: Privacy Program Management

In an age of big data and machine learning, many organisations have found they have a greater need to process and store personal data. This…


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Ever changing laws for Landlords

In Scotland the temporary ban on evictions, other than anti-social behaviour cases, is still ongoing, in addition to  changes in Capital…


Posted on 27th April 2021

No change, doesn’t mean no effect

The beginning of the new tax year on 6 April is often accompanied by changes to allowances and tax thresholds. But like so much of life,…


Posted on 27th April 2021

Would you choose a Civil Partnership?

For the first time in Scotland, mixed sex couples will have the opportunity to enter civil partnerships. Civil partnerships are currently…


Posted on 27th April 2021

Vaccines and Children

It was recently announced that over half the Scottish population have received their first dose of a Covid 19 vaccine. This is an…


Posted on 26th April 2021

Caterpillar Meme Wars – Colin v Cuthbert demonstrates the additional considerations required in modern litigation

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you will be aware that there is an ongoing litigation involving…


Posted on 23rd April 2021

Register of Controlled Interests in Land: How will it work?

Since becoming law, the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 has introduced a number of changes affecting the rural sector in Scotland and the…


Posted on 23rd April 2021

All bark AND bite?

In the last year many households found that thanks to a global pandemic, home working became more prevalent. As a by-product, it was the…


Posted on 23rd April 2021

Employment Law | Employment Update April 2021

As HR professionals and senior managers, you know only too well the importance of keeping up to date with employment laws and how they may…


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Tiger Woods – Driving the Fair Way

The LA County Sheriff’s office report into Tiger Woods’ latest driving incident alleges that he was driving at around 87MPH on a 45MPH road…


Posted on 20th April 2021

Industry accreditation for Edinburgh solicitor

A senior solicitor at Thorntons in Edinburgh has received an accreditation from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), further…


Posted on 16th April 2021

Cyber-attacks. What can you do to protect your organisation's personal data?

Almost daily we are seeing cyber-attacks in the news. From nurseries to universities, to SMEs and, to corporate giants like Microsoft –…


Posted on 6th April 2021

Sleeping on the Job?

Being paid to sleep may sound like the dream for some (pun intended); however, the reality is that for some vocations sleep-in shifts are…


Posted on 31st March 2021

Employment Law | Handling Investigations Remotely

Employment Law Partner, Chris Phillips takes you through handling investigations arising from disciplinary and grievance situations at work…


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Law firm reaches £500k fundraising milestone for Cash for Kids

Thorntons took its annual Charity Wills Campaign online for 2020 and with the November campaign raising £60,000 for Cash for Kids, it means…


Posted on 30th March 2021

Are Virtual Operating Models Here to Stay?

Like many other people, I’m just coming to the end of a full year working exclusively, or at least mainly, from home.  One of the most…


Posted on 30th March 2021

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