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Bobby Beale and Step-Parent Adoption

In Scotland, it is becoming commonplace for a step-parent to adopt a step-child, however it is also clear that very often people do not…

Posted on 25th February 2015

Latest RICs Report Highlights Improvements in Scottish Property Market

With the RICS reporting that the Scottish property market has experienced an improvement in prices in general, Tayside property expert…

Posted on 13th February 2015

The Key to a Happy Marriage

With Valentines day just around the corner, Family Law Associate Amanda Wilson looks at the key to a happy marriage and some of the more…

Posted on 13th February 2015

Varying employment contracts without employee consent

From time to time, employers may have legitimate reasons to want to alter employees’ contracts. Amy Jones, Employment Law specialist…

Posted on 13th February 2015

What will 2015 hold for your personal affairs?

Will 2015 be the year of radical change to the law surrounding a deceased’s estate or another year of overlooked recommendations?

Posted on 29th January 2015

The Importance of Branding

Brands are built on many factors, whether it is the visual elements of the brand - the colour, logo, design or the ingredients in…

Posted on 28th January 2015

Rihanna v Topshop Same Again

Rihanna's unbeaten run against Arcadia/ Topshop has continued with the Court of Appeal upholding a decision from 2013 that Topshop's…

Posted on 27th January 2015

Hair raising charity challenge for Thorntons team

Four colleagues at law firm Thorntons are having a hairy experience raising money for charity.
Charity Fundraising for the ARCHIE…

Posted on 23rd January 2015

Facebook used in one third of divorce cases

A survey of law firms released this week has shown that the social media site, Facebook, is now referred to in one third of divorce…

Posted on 21st January 2015

National Minimum Wage: Government releases list of 33 businesses that have breached the law.

Following last week's recommendations from the TUC regarding stronger sanctions for employers not paying the national minimum wage, the…

Posted on 16th January 2015

Thorntons adds new partner following New Year promotions

Leading Scottish law firm, Thorntons, has increased its number of partners following an internal promotion.
Thorntons appoints new…

Posted on 16th January 2015

The Internet of Things: How Private and Safe will it be?

As technology advances, is data being processed in the correct way, and are we protecting data from misuse?
We've seen 2015…

Posted on 13th January 2015

TUC believes Government should do more to enforce sanctions for employers not paying the national minimum wage

The union made recommendations in a report published yesterday on its website. Responding to this, Noele McClelland, Partner in the…

Posted on 13th January 2015

Social Media; The damage 140 characters can do continues to be highlighted

Employment Law Solicitor, Amy Jones looks at the considerations employers should make when dealing with social media issues.

Posted on 12th January 2015

New Year, New Start: Time to move abroad?

As 2015 starts, our immigration team encourages those thinking of moving to the UK to seize their dreams and make 2015 the year that…

Posted on 5th January 2015

Same-sex Marriage Legalised in Scotland

31 December 2014 – a day which is historically one of celebration took on a new significance in the wake of the Marriage and Civil…

Posted on 5th January 2015

New Regulations Limiting Holiday Pay Claims

Plans to introduce new legislation surrounding underpaid holiday pay will be welcomed by employers.
An employment law specialist…

Posted on 23rd December 2014

January National Divorce Month?

January sees an increase in new clients seeking advice regarding separation and divorce. Solicitor Jenny Strachan looks at some of the…

Posted on 23rd December 2014

Obesity can be a disability, EU court rules

Noele McClelland, Partner and Head of Employment Law comments on today's EU Court ruling that Obesity can be a disability.

Posted on 18th December 2014

Clare's Law comes to Scotland

Clare's Law pilot scheme launched in two areas of Scotland
Last month, a pilot scheme, known as Clare's Law, was launched in two…

Posted on 11th December 2014

Thorntons Immigration Partner joins CBI Scotland Board

Specialist Immigration Lawyer, Jamie Kerr to join CBI Scotland Board
A specialist immigration lawyer from Thorntons has been…

Posted on 10th December 2014