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28 Jul, 2017

The End of the Line for Payment Surcharges

To the surprise of many, the Government announced last week that, from 13 January 2018, charging add-on or ‘surcharge’ amounts to customers who wish to pay by credit card, debit card or other payment methods such as PayPal, will become unlawful. This change will be important to many businesses.

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28 Jul, 2017

The end of Tribunal Fees?

In a significant ruling on 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that the issue and hearing fees, which were introduced to the Employment Tribunal in 2013, were in fact unlawful and the legislation that introduced them should subsequently be quashed.

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28 Jul, 2017

When a Waiver isn’t a Waiver

Waivers are common for participants of extreme sport activities, such as Obstacle Course Racing, but could you still have a claim if you suffer an injury?

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19 Jul, 2017

Landmark Fox Hunting Conviction Under Scottish Wild Mammal Protection Laws

The first successful prosecution under the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 took place on 29 June 2017, almost 15 years after the offence was first created.

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19 Jul, 2017

Royal Highland Show Completes Voluntary Registration

From 2024, all privately owned land in Scotland should be moved onto the Land Register. Solicitor Anneli Spence explains the process.

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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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