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Thorntons wellbeing initiatives boost charity funds

Mental health charity SAMH has received £1000 from a Scottish law firm after colleagues completed a physical virtual challenge.…


Posted on 19th February 2021

Buyer demand remains undiminished

Property expert believes sales are only restricted by the number of homes coming to market In line with current government guidance, the…


Posted on 15th February 2021

Employers - Take Responsibility for Keeping Employees Safe

I was saddened to read of the death of Scott Hunter recently as a result of COVID but was disappointed to read about the failures of his…


Posted on 11th February 2021

International Epilepsy Day

The 8th of February marked International Epilepsy Day which seeks to raise awareness of epilepsy around the world for millions of people…


Posted on 10th February 2021

Do you have an Adverse Weather Policy for employees?

With weather warnings in place across Scotland and arguably the most snow that the country has seen for many years hitting us in the past…


Posted on 10th February 2021

Mark Your Calendars! Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Deadline Day is Looming…

The Scottish Government have confirmed within their 2021-2022 Budget, that the current Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) relief for…


Posted on 5th February 2021

Tinnitus Myths and Misconceptions

1-7 February 2021 marks the British Tinnitus Association’s Tinnitus Awareness week, a campaign to make sure that everyone with tinnitus…


Posted on 5th February 2021

Blended model of legal traineeships set to continue

Traditionally it has been understood that legal trainees learn best from experience in an office environment but with 2020 catapulting the…


Posted on 3rd February 2021

Has COVID Resulted in Safer Roads?

I was heartened to read the national statistics released this week which show that one positive outcome of the COVID restrictions is a…


Posted on 29th January 2021

Landowners challenge notices to terminate Telecomms leases

The case of EE Ltd and H3G Ltd v Duncan and others came before the Lands Tribunal for Scotland in the Summer to be heard as a conjoined…


Posted on 29th January 2021

What does 2021 hold for Data Protection and Intellectual Property Rights

2020 ended much as it began with many unprecedented events, not least the UK's last-minute trade and cooperation agreement between the EU…


Posted on 26th January 2021

What employers need to be aware of with the new Immigration System

On 1 January 2021, the new points-based immigration system came into effect for EU and non-EU nationals. These changes mean that employers…


Posted on 22nd January 2021

What to expect in Employment Law in 2021

2020 was quite a year for employers in respect of having to adapt quickly and efficiently in the face of effectively a national lockdown…


Posted on 22nd January 2021

Child Contact Centres & Covid19

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted lives across the nation in a myriad of ways. For many, a silver lining of repetitive lockdowns is…


Posted on 19th January 2021

Business Interruption Insurance: Good News for Small Businesses

Many small businesses were forced to close as a result of the restrictions imposed on travel and trade in response to the COVID-19 outbreak…


Posted on 18th January 2021

Sliding into 2021….

It’s been the coldest January in the last nine years and most of us have seen a dangerous amount of snow and ice covering our roads and…


Posted on 15th January 2021

Fire and Smoke Alarm standards

Following the Grenfell Fire tragedy in June 2017 which claimed 72 lives, a Ministerial Working Group on Building and Fire Safety was…


Posted on 14th January 2021

Brexit | What happens to my existing trade marks?

On 1st January, the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) created comparable UK Trade marks for every registered EU trade mark. These…


Posted on 11th January 2021

Covid19 Update | Property Landlords Enforcement of Eviction Orders

In December the Scottish Government banned the enforcement of eviction orders until 22 January 2021 to prevent tenants being put out of…


Posted on 11th January 2021

Why making a Power of Attorney should be one of your New Year's Resolutions

Graeme Dickson of Thorntons’ Private Client team discusses why making a Power of Attorney should be on everyone's New Year resolution list…


Posted on 11th January 2021

COVID19 Support for Businesses: Update Following National Lockdown

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new grant package of £4.6 billion to support the hardest hit businesses through the new…


Posted on 6th January 2021

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