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Transgender Recognition in Scottish Divorce

With the announcement today that the High Court in Australia has ruled that two transgender people can be recognised as men, despite not…

Posted on 12th April 2012

Scotland-v-England? Which is the better option for divorce?

Last week, it was announced that Dragons’ Den Tycoon, Duncan Bannatyne is set to divorce his wife of 5 years and mother of his two…

Posted on 7th March 2012

Students to Sue Parents for University Fees?

Whilst today marks an important day for high school pupils across Scotland, with the arrival of their much anticipated exam results, it…

Posted on 3rd August 2011

Long-term Absence and Reasonable Adjustments

Is banning aerosols and perfume in the workplace a reasonable adjustment? Employment Solicitor, Amy Jones looks at the recent case of…

Posted on 10th January 2018

Is the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme Fit for Purpose?

The Scheme which is government funded and run by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, is designed to compensate blameless…

Posted on 10th January 2018

Crowdfunding The Way to a Private Prosecution?

Emily Hunt is trying to raise funds through crowdfunding to bring a private prosecution against the man she says raped her.


Posted on 13th November 2017

Personal Injury: The discount rate revisited.

This week Direct Line Insurance Group reported a 4.2% rise in premiums for the first nine months of this year

Posted on 8th November 2017

Law firm nominated as Perth’s best employer

Thorntons is in the running to be crowned Employer of the year at Perthshire’s most prestigious business awards next month. The firm is…

Posted on 30th October 2017

Further Development in the Ongoing Saga of Holiday Pay

Court of Appeal dismissed British Gas’ appeal and affirmed an earlier decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of British…

Posted on 14th October 2017

Digital Wills For The Digital Age?

Brisbane Supreme Court ruled this week that a draft and unsent text message detailing how a man wanted his estate to be divided on his…

Posted on 13th October 2017

When Is Private Parking Fine

“Don’t worry it was a private car park they cannot enforce a parking ticket, just bin it!”

Scots law on private car parks is a…

Posted on 13th October 2017

Changes to Crofting Law on the Horizon?

On 28 August 2017, the Scottish Government announced the start of The Crofting Consultation 2017. The Consultation is open until 20…

Posted on 14th September 2017

Marking Your Territory

The Importance of Knowing your Boundaries

Voluntary registration of title in the Land Register is currently a hot topic in…

Posted on 14th September 2017

Monkey Business is Serious Business US Copyright Case

Monkey Business: this idiom typically relates to silliness or foolishness. The irony of the phrase is surely not lost on David Slater,…

Posted on 13th September 2017

Family Disputes - the inheritance a family doesn't want...

A commonly held belief is that a person can give their worldly assets away on death to whoever they like. Sadly the law makes it more…

Posted on 12th September 2017

CICA and false claims - a rock and a hard place?

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) has been in the press on a number of occasions over the last couple of weeks about…

Posted on 11th September 2017

Dying without a Will v having a professionally made Will

Everyone should have a Will no matter what they own or their family situation.

The best way to understand why …

Posted on 28th August 2017

Johnson and Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in compensation

A Californian woman has won a legal battle against the pharmaceutical giant, Johnson and Johnson after arguing that using the company’s…

Posted on 28th August 2017

Has Bruce Forsyth avoided inheritance tax by leaving his entire fortune to wife Wilnelia?

It has been reported that the late Sir Bruce Forsyth has left his £17 million fortune to his wife, Lady Wilnelia and as a result his…

Posted on 22nd August 2017

Hope for Farming Subsidies yet?

Soon after the referendum vote in favour of Brexit, European politicians began to stress that British farmers would lose out on the…

Posted on 15th August 2017

Civil Litigation Bill Will it have unintended consequences?

Concerns have recently been raised about the Bill which is planned to increase access to justice, provide equality of arms between those…

Posted on 14th August 2017