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Could Motorists Face Financial Penalties for Parking Vehicles on the Pavements?

A bill has been proposed to the Scottish Parliament whereby motorists would face a financial penalty for parking vehicles on pavements,…


Posted on 25th May 2015

New Cupar office for Thorntons

Thorntons invests in a new Cupar office, further demonstrating its commitment to its service offering and its Fife clients.
The…


Posted on 19th May 2015

Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation in Scotland

The Scottish Government's recent consultation on Expenses and the Funding of Civil Litigation in Scotland certainly provided food for…


Posted on 15th May 2015

Mobile Phone Use at Wheel - as Dangerous as Drink Driving?

Drivers continue to use mobile phones at the wheel.

I was disappointed to read in The Nottingham Post this week that there has…


Posted on 15th May 2015

Establishing Parentage and the Implications

In a recent landmark case, a university lecturer, who was deceived by his wife into thinking that he was the father of the son she gave…


Posted on 14th May 2015

Top Tips for keeping Divorce Costs to a Minimum

With the recent Legal Aid cuts in England and Wales and regular speculation in the press that applying for divorce can be an unexpected…


Posted on 12th May 2015

Stepping Out Pedestrian Road Traffic Accidents

New statistics show a 1% increase in pedestrians killed or seriously injured on Great Britain’s roads compared to the previous year.…


Posted on 14th April 2015

Simplifying Cross Border Court Actions

To most people or businesses, the prospect of commencing a court action in a foreign court conjures up images of delay, expense and…


Posted on 13th April 2015

When is a disclosure in the public interest?

Whistleblowing remains a high profile topic and with the need for two years' service before an employee can raise an unfair dismissal…


Posted on 13th April 2015

Shared Parental Leave delivering flexibility for working parents?

The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 (“the SPL Regulations”) came into force on 1 December 2014 and introduce a new system that…


Posted on 9th April 2015

What is a Deed of Variation?

In his recent Budget statement George Osborne announced Government plans to review the use of Deeds of Variation for Inheritance Tax (…


Posted on 7th April 2015

New Drink Driving Limits - An Economic Hangover

Last year, Scotland was introduced to new legislation lowering the legal drink-drive limit from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood.…


Posted on 7th April 2015

Whistleblowing what is it and what does it mean for employers?

Our recent mock tribunal centred on whether an employee had "blown the whistle" by making a qualifying disclosure. What exactly is a…


Posted on 7th April 2015

Pension Freedom and Divorce

From 6 April 2015, new pension reforms will be introduced in the UK, which will give some pension holders greater freedom over how they…


Posted on 2nd April 2015

Zero Hours Contract: A key manifesto battleground in the 2015 General Election

One of the battlegrounds for the forthcoming General Election focuses on the use of zero hours contracts. Are they the scourge of…


Posted on 2nd April 2015

The 1D effect and Compassionate Leave for Employees

The Independent reported last week that employees have been requesting compassionate leave to cope with the news Zayn Malik has left One…


Posted on 1st April 2015

Thorntons lawyers escaped from jail and raise 1900

Posted on Mar 24, 2015

A trio of lawyers won the world prize for travelling the furthest distance away from Perth Prison during…


Posted on 24th March 2015

Thorntons raise a record-breaking amount for Cash for Kids

Leading law firm has achieves its biggest ever fundraising total for annual Charity Wills Campaign.
Charity Wills Cheque…


Posted on 20th March 2015

Sports Challenge Charity Dinner to Return to Dundee

Following the success of last year's event, Dundee will once again play host to the Sports Challenge Charity Dinner.
Sports…


Posted on 18th March 2015

Ex-wife makes financial claim 23 years after divorce is finalised

This week, many were shocked to read the Supreme Court Judgment in the case of Wyatt v Vince. Where the Supreme Court, by unanimous…


Posted on 13th March 2015

Thorntons lawyers to escape Perthshire for charity

Solicitors Nikki Watt and Kirsty Stewart to take part in the Perth Prison Jail Break challenge while raising funds for TCCL Lodge.…


Posted on 12th March 2015

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