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When roads attack. “Potzilla” claims 20 victims in Laurencekirk.

Burt, it's under the ground! It's an underground monster!”  I admit, I’m mixing my monster movies here, but it’s hard…

Posted on 7th March 2018

Are we about to see changes to Inheritance Tax?

Although liability to pay Inheritance Tax (IHT) only in fact affects 5% of estates, there is a perception (especially given…

Posted on 6th March 2018

When are On-Call Shifts considered working time?

For many workers their job will involve an element of being on-call.  That may be care workers who are on-call or perform “…

Posted on 2nd March 2018

Licence to Claim

A highly-regarded director is suing the makers of James Bond for £2.5million after he suffered “career-ending injuries…

Posted on 16th March 2018

Harper Lee – A Lack of Trust?

It was reported recently that the Will of the late author Harper Lee had been unsealed after a Court in the state of Alabama ruled that…

Posted on 9th March 2018

New Code of Practice for Tenanted Agricultural Holdings

The Scottish Land Commission, through the Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC), Bob McIntosh, has continued its programme of providing…

Posted on 9th March 2018

Potatoes in Peril - The Dangers of Crop Spray Drift

Glyphosate is the number one selling weed killer globally. Its use continues to be topical and indeed, controversial. In November 2017,…

Posted on 9th March 2018

Do you have an Adverse Weather Policy for employees?

With weather warnings in place across Scotland, Employment Law specialist…

Posted on 28th February 2018

Spotlight on trademarks and brand protection in the agricultural sector

Law firm ensures Forfar rural businesses can stand against international brands

Posted on 27th February 2018

Fees due by Data Controllers under the General Data Protection Regulation

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, all data controllers are required to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and…

Posted on 26th February 2018

Thorntons invests in Montrose team

Leading law firm Thorntons has expanded its senior team in Montrose with the appointment of a new senior solicitor, …

Posted on 22nd February 2018

Lawyer slams Visa rules as ‘anti-business’

One of Scotland’s leading immigration lawyers has called for an urgent review…

Posted on 21st February 2018

GDPR, marketing and the problem with consent

Regardless of Brexit, the UK government has confirmed that UK law will continue to mirror EU law in this area therefore GDPR is, and…

Posted on 15th February 2018

Don’t let food poisoning ruin the butterflies in your stomach this Valentine’s Day.

According to National Archives every year around 1 million Brits are unlucky enough…

Posted on 15th February 2018

Changes to the Private Water Supply Regulations

Do you provide water to others from a private source?

The Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland)…

Posted on 6th February 2018

Insolvent Employers – What can employees do?

The recent news of Carillion’s collapse, placing a large number of employees at risk of losing their jobs, highlights the continuing…

Posted on 1st February 2018

Ownerless property – When is your property not your property?

With the increase in numbers of Voluntary Registrations in the map-based Land Register, it has become apparent that some people, quite…

Posted on 1st February 2018

Football transfer window: How do football players obtain a legal right to play in the UK?

The January football transfer window brought plenty of interest with many high-profile players moving clubs.

The window saw the…

Posted on 1st February 2018

Why Making A Power of Attorney Is A New Year's Resolution Worth Keeping

Graeme Dickson from our Private Client team discusses the benefits of having a Power of Attorney and why it's an important task you…

Posted on 26th January 2018

Hedgehogs and Hind Legs

This is a story about trade marks….and hedgehogs. More specifically, one hedgehog who has recently been in the news.

He was…

Posted on 18th January 2018

The Division of Matrimonial Bitcoins

As we enter 2018, most people by now will have heard of Bitcoin, although you would be forgiven for not being completely sure what…

Posted on 18th January 2018