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The Future of Civil Partnerships in Scotland

Civil partnerships have featured heavily in the news recently as their future has been called into question by a…


Posted on 13th November 2018

“Bang out of order” – Managing Firework Safety

In 2016-2017, nearly 21 million attendances were recorded at…


Posted on 2nd November 2018

Loot boxes in the line of fire

In computer gaming a loot box is essentially an in-game virtual lottery.   A box is purchased by a player with real…


Posted on 29th October 2018

Is the use of Confidentiality Agreements on the rise?

Confidentiality agreements are pretty topical all of a sudden.   Juventus footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the subject…


Posted on 25th October 2018

Spectator Sports and public safety

At the end of September the Ryder Cup took place in Paris. Aside from Europe’s success the news has been full of an incident…


Posted on 25th October 2018

Agricultural insurable risks and legal expenses cover.

I recently concluded a court action relating to glyphosate contamination of potatoes where, amongst other things, the issue…


Posted on 16th October 2018

Managing risk in a post GDPR environment

Public authorities and businesses can gain practical guidance on managing data protection risk in light of…


Posted on 15th October 2018

Lower drink driving limit = less accidents in Scotland?

In December 2014, the drink driving limit in Scotland was lowered to 50mg per 100ml of blood breaking away from the 80mg…


Posted on 15th October 2018

"Time isn't the main thing. It's the only thing." Miles Davis

A recent decision in the Court of Session underlines the importance of adhering to the statutory time limits in…


Posted on 9th October 2018

Donation for Kingspark Primary

Thorntons Solicitors recently visited Kingspark Primary School in Dundee to donate a batch of iPads which…


Posted on 8th October 2018

The Acceleration of Voluntary Registration of Title

Most rural landowners in Scotland will already be well aware of the Scottish Government’s target to complete the…


Posted on 28th September 2018

New Pilot Scheme to Bring 2500 Seasonal Workers to UK Farms

On Thursday 6 September, the UK Government Home Secretary and Environment Secretary announced a nationwide pilot…


Posted on 28th September 2018

Weekend of centenary celebrations in aid of St Andrews Legacy

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the First World War ending, St Andrews Legacy are hosting a…


Posted on 25th September 2018

Dealing with your affairs after a diagnosis of Dementia.

September is World Alzheimers month, with 21st September being globally recognised as the day in which Alzheimers…


Posted on 20th September 2018

Wheelie-good support from sponsors Thorntons

A team of five from legal firm Thorntons is gearing up to take part in the Abertay University Tour de Tay…


Posted on 19th September 2018

Controversial European Copyright Directive Given the Vote of Approval

Changes to European copyright laws could significantly affect how news is presented to us online. On 12 September the…


Posted on 19th September 2018

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

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