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Drive Safely, Not Under the Influence

First 4 Lawyers have recently undertaken a survey looking at the risks that motorists take when the wheel.   An astonishing 21% of those…


Posted on 15th June 2021

How can I find out if a business name is trade marked?

Despite the pandemic and several national lockdowns, 2020 saw a record number of around 407,510 new businesses open in the UK. As we…


Posted on 4th June 2021

Employment Law | Returning to the Workplace

With the COVID 19 restrictions easing in most parts of Scotland many employers are starting to think about returning to the workplace. Of…


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Tribunal Decision on Registered Social Landlords and Factor Services.

Earlier this month the Upper Tribunal for Scotland (UTS) released an important decision which means that all Registered Social Landlords (…


Posted on 1st June 2021

New Managing Partner at Thorntons

Partner and Intellectual Property specialist at Thorntons, Lesley Larg, is now in post as the firm’s first female Managing Partner. Lesley…


Posted on 1st June 2021

Would you choose a Civil Partnership?

For the first time in Scotland, mixed sex couples will have the opportunity to enter civil partnerships. The Civil Partnership Act 2004,…


Posted on 1st June 2021

Home-grown business owners set to thrive in 2020/21

Many people have embraced opportunity and pursued monetising their hobbies by launching new businesses from home over the past year. This…


Posted on 28th May 2021

Belt Up

A recent poll commissioned by First 4 Lawyers found that of the 2,000 drivers polled, 13% had not worn a seatbelt whilst driving.  Whilst…


Posted on 28th May 2021

The importance of agriculture to Perth and Kinross’s economy

Perthshire boasts an attractive and diverse rural landscape.  The eastern region, particularly in the lower lands, contains some of the…


Posted on 25th May 2021

Review of Scottish Cohabitation Laws

The number of couples cohabiting in the United Kingdom has seen a marked increase in the last decade. In Scotland, the legal framework…


Posted on 20th May 2021

‘Satan Shoes’ - The Devil is in protecting the detail

I am sure by now you may have heard about the IP battle which recently settled between MSCHF Product Studio and Nike in respect of the…


Posted on 19th May 2021

Temporary Covid-19 measures for Right to Work checks due to end (again)

The Home Office have confirmed that the temporary process for Right to Work checks which was put in place during the coronavirus pandemic…


Posted on 18th May 2021

Employment Law | Disciplinary and Grievance Investigations

Do you know how the GDPR applies to disciplinary and grievance investigations? Disciplinary and grievance procedures inevitably involve…


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What is in a claim?

Amongst the most common questions faced by personal injury lawyers is “what is my claim worth?” At the start of a case, the answer, often…


Posted on 18th May 2021

Returning to the Office? Advice for employers on managing employees and workspace

With the COVID 19 restrictions easing in most parts of Scotland it has got people thinking about their return to the workplace. Of course…


Posted on 17th May 2021

“You can’t say that about me” – an overview of the new defamation law in Scotland

The Scottish Parliament recently passed the Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill which will introduce the most significant…


Posted on 14th May 2021

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

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace: COVID-19

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 10 to 16 May 2021. The last year, during the Coronavirus Pandemic, has been a difficult time…


Posted on 11th May 2021

Employment Law | Mental Health and Wellbeing, Employer Support.

With one in four people in the UK likely to be affected by mental ill health at some stage in their lives, employers need to be able to…


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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

Housing & Landlords | Private Landlords Update

The private housing sector continues to face many challenges during the Coronavirus pandemic – for example, the ongoing temporary ban on…


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