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To Sue or Not After Medical Negligence

I often see comments on social media suggesting that someone should not sue the NHS, even if someone has been left with long term injuries…


Posted on 23rd January 2020

Restrictive Covenants in Dental Practices - a pointless exercise or not?

We are regularly asked to provide advice on restrictive covenants, either in putting them into place or advising on their enforceability.…


Posted on 21st January 2020

Call to Raise Age of Criminal Responsibility to 12 in England and Wales

At what age should a child be assumed to have criminal responsibility?  In other words, at what age should a child be expected to know what…


Posted on 20th January 2020

A bumpy landing for Flybe?

Flybe isn’t exactly like other airlines.  It was founded in 1979 with the idea of connecting the island of Jersey to major airports within…


Posted on 15th January 2020

What Employers can expect in 2020.

April 2020 is set to be a busy month in the Employment Law calendar with a number of changes coming into force that businesses need to be…


Posted on 6th January 2020

Reindeer farmers hoping to sleigh in fight for grazing rights

Swedish herders of Sami Reindeer faced a recent Court battle to defend their ‘historic right’ to graze around the Altevatnet Lake which is…


Posted on 24th December 2019

Is a Will or Power of Attorney on your 'To do' list for 2020?

At this time of year, it can feel like life is one very long ‘to do’ list. Christmas shopping, cooking, baking, wrapping, Nativities,…


Posted on 19th December 2019

‘Tis the season of the Staff Christmas Party

The festive season is upon us and synonymous with this time of year is the staff Christmas party.  Generally, the Christmas party is a…


Posted on 13th December 2019

The Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill and the protection of assets

On 30 September 2019, the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament for debate.  The Bill, if it passes,…


Posted on 12th December 2019

Finders Keepers? Treasure Trove in Scotland

With the recent discovery of Bronze Age carved stone figures in Orkney, the Gold Ring at Loch Lomond reported earlier this year and the…


Posted on 11th December 2019

The Aftermath of the Tsunami

The legal aftermath of M&Ds ‘Scotland’s Theme Park’ Tsunami rollercoaster accident in July 2016 appears to have now come to an end over…


Posted on 10th December 2019

Top Tips for Christmas Contact Arrangements

The Festive Period can be a difficult time for separated parents. Cheryl Wallace, Family Law Solicitor shares some tips on making contact…


Posted on 10th December 2019

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

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