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18 Jul, 2017

Love Island: Branding the Islanders

Segments of Thorntons' Edinburgh office are abuzz with chat about the guilty indulgence that is ITV2's Love Island.

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14 Jul, 2017

The Taylor ‘Good Work’ Report of the gig economy: the key points

Partner Debbie Fellows discusses the key points from the recent Taylor 'Good Work' Report.

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11 Jul, 2017

Why is Love Island so addictive? The power of the hashtag

Love Island has exploded onto our screens this summer. People have become addicted to watching fake tanned, beach bodies lounge about all day discussing their love lives for all to criticise

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04 Jul, 2017

New 'revenge porn' law comes into force in Scotland

New laws have come in to force in Scotland intended to make it easier to bring criminal charges against those involved in “revenge porn”. The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 is designed to provide a specific crime for perpetrators of revenge porn.

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03 Jul, 2017

Proposals Protecting Injured Persons From Paying Expenses Move Forward

Personal Injury solicitors attended the APIL Scotland meeting to discuss the the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill.

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26 Jun, 2017

Father Friendly Rights – Are the cards stacked against them?

Earlier this month the TUC published research showing that over one quarter of the UK’s 625,000 working fathers did not qualify either for statutory paternity leave or paternity pay.

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23 Jun, 2017

The Named Person Scheme - Good Cop / Bad Cop

As one part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, the Named Person scheme has certainly courted some controversy.

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19 Jun, 2017

Rights of Succession for Cohabitees

The most recent figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on families and households in the UK show that cohabiting couple families were the fastest growing family type between 1996 and 2016, increasing by more than 50% from 1.5 million families to 3.3 million families.

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09 Jun, 2017

What is Flexible Working?

Our specialist Employment Law team discuss flexible working and the implications it has for Employers.

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09 Jun, 2017

Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones but Mental Harm Can Hurt You

Partner Michelle Adam explains how Personal Injury claims are not just available for physical harm but psychiatric harm too.

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