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Posted on 17th April 2018

LBTT 3 Yearly Lease Returns

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) was introduced in Scotland on 1 April 2015 for transactions involving residential and…

Posted on 10th April 2018

Is It Really Just What The Doctor Ordered?

In the UK, there are an astonishing 237 million drug errors a year, and in England alone 700 deaths a year are caused by drug errors.…

Posted on 9th April 2018

Please don’t stop the music

A professional viola player, employed by the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London raised an action for damages after…

Posted on 6th April 2018

Inheritance Tax and The Increased Residence Nil Rate Band

The beginning of the new tax year on 6th April 2018 also marks an increase in the Residence…

Posted on 6th April 2018

The Yard Dundee to benefit from Sports Challenge Dinner

An annual Question of Sport style event in Dundee is set to raise thousands for…

Posted on 3rd April 2018

Restrictions on Croatian nationals lifted

The UK Government has announced that they are to formally lift restrictions on Croatian nationals working in the UK.…

Posted on 26th March 2018

Can Self-Driving Cars be Trusted?

Self driving cars have been a hot topic over the last few years.  My colleagues

Posted on 23rd March 2018

Licence to Claim

A highly-regarded director is suing the makers of James Bond for £2.5million after he suffered “career-ending injuries…

Posted on 16th March 2018

Harper Lee – A Lack of Trust?

It was reported recently that the Will of the late author Harper Lee had been unsealed after a Court in the state of Alabama ruled that…

Posted on 9th March 2018

New Code of Practice for Tenanted Agricultural Holdings

The Scottish Land Commission, through the Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC), Bob McIntosh, has continued its programme of providing…

Posted on 9th March 2018

Potatoes in Peril - The Dangers of Crop Spray Drift

Glyphosate is the number one selling weed killer globally. Its use continues to be topical and indeed, controversial. In November 2017,…

Posted on 9th March 2018

When roads attack. “Potzilla” claims 20 victims in Laurencekirk.

Burt, it's under the ground! It's an underground monster!”  I admit, I’m mixing my monster movies here, but it’s hard…

Posted on 7th March 2018

Are we about to see changes to Inheritance Tax?

Although liability to pay Inheritance Tax (IHT) only in fact affects 5% of estates, there is a perception (especially given…

Posted on 6th March 2018

When are On-Call Shifts considered working time?

For many workers their job will involve an element of being on-call.  That may be care workers who are on-call or perform “…

Posted on 2nd March 2018

Do you have an Adverse Weather Policy for employees?

With weather warnings in place across Scotland, Employment Law specialist…

Posted on 28th February 2018

Fees due by Data Controllers under the General Data Protection Regulation

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, all data controllers are required to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and…

Posted on 26th February 2018

Thorntons invests in Montrose team

Leading law firm Thorntons has expanded its senior team in Montrose with the appointment of a new senior solicitor, …

Posted on 22nd February 2018

Lawyer slams Visa rules as ‘anti-business’

One of Scotland’s leading immigration lawyers has called for an urgent review…

Posted on 21st February 2018

GDPR, marketing and the problem with consent

Regardless of Brexit, the UK government has confirmed that UK law will continue to mirror EU law in this area therefore GDPR is, and…

Posted on 15th February 2018