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How to ‘Conker’ Health and Safety Myths

With the World Conker Championships 2019 taking place in Northamptonshire this Sunday the 13 October, closely followed by the Scottish…


Posted on 11th October 2019

Challenging a Council Parking Ticket

Local businesses of Angus are currently at loggerheads with Angus Council over parking charges. Angus council removed free parking from…


Posted on 8th October 2019

World Cerebal Palsy Day 6 October 2019

Today is World Cerebal Palsy Day. Cerebal Palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood (over 17 million people live with this…


Posted on 6th October 2019

Princess Diaries - a publication too far?

Earlier this week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex commenced legal proceedings against the Daily Mail for copyright infringement, misuse of…


Posted on 4th October 2019

Business Relief from Inheritance Tax

In policy terms, Business Relief was introduced to reduce the risk of Inheritance Tax charges resulting in the break up of a viable…


Posted on 4th October 2019

Whose gift is it anyway?

David Beckham gave his wife a winery in California for her birthday.  Tom Cruise bought his wife a gulf-stream jet. Whilst we are not all…


Posted on 4th October 2019

Community Right to Buy Abandoned or Neglected Land

We have all been there, walking along a street or path, enjoying the sunshine and surroundings until, there it is, that unkempt, neglected…


Posted on 3rd October 2019

HSE Releases Quarterly Update on Fatal Injuries

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its latest quarterly update for fatal injuries to workers and members of the public in…


Posted on 27th September 2019

The Reform of Surrogacy Law

Solicitors in our Family team have been at the forefront of discussions around the reform of surrogacy law.  International Surrogacy…


Posted on 27th September 2019

Thomas Cook – A Very Bumpy Landing

What Has Gone Wrong? On the surface, it is not hard to see what may have gone wrong over the past 8 years since the last restructuring of…


Posted on 24th September 2019

A Will is one of the most important documents anyone can make.

A year after the article ‘The Importance of Having a Will’, following the death of Aretha Franklin and news in the press that she had not…


Posted on 23rd September 2019

Angus businesses raise a glass to local beer festival

(LtoR) Graham Taylor (Thorntons) Karri Milne (EQ) Jory Duncan (Carnoustie Distillers) Erin Thomson (Gin Bothy) Stuart Richard (Forfar…


Posted on 20th September 2019

Fourteen trainees start their legal career with Thorntons

Leading Scottish law firm Thorntons has swelled its ranks with fourteen new trainee solicitors – its largest ever single intake.   The new…


Posted on 18th September 2019

Brexit and Business Continuity: is there such a thing?

When it comes to Brexit, no one seems to know what tomorrow will bring - particularly in the event of no deal scenario.  With Boris Johnson…


Posted on 18th September 2019

Thorntons continues to strengthen its legal offering as eight Solicitors qualify

Leading Scottish law firm Thorntons is celebrating the appointment of eight newly-qualified solicitors following a two-year traineeship.…


Posted on 9th September 2019

Can we talk about the gender pay gap?

In this post, we consider the gender pay gap, and issues relevant to employers such as the need of many employers to produce gender pay gap…


Posted on 5th September 2019

The Rates: the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage

In this blog, we examine issues related to the National Living Wage (NLW) and how it is different to the National Minimum Wage (NMW). These…


Posted on 5th September 2019

New IR35 Private Sector Rules: What do they mean for those using contractors?

What is IR35? IR35 (sometimes known as “off-payroll working”) applies where an individual personally provides their services to a client…


Posted on 4th September 2019

Over 18? Here's why you should have a Will

The first few years in the world of work are generally exciting times for a young adult.  Whether you’ve just left school and are starting…


Posted on 2nd September 2019

The Bank of Mum and Dad: Protecting your Investment.

Parents spend so much money to help their children get onto the housing ladder, that they are now among the biggest lenders in the UK, a…


Posted on 2nd September 2019

SSSC: Opt-in for justice

On 23 August 2019, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) published a consultation seeking views from the public to their proposed…


Posted on 30th August 2019

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