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Glass Half Full?

5 December 2017 marks the third anniversary of the reduction of the legal drink-driving limits in Scotland.

The change meant a…

Posted on 1st December 2017

Road Safety – When Being Average Brings the Best Results

Although the national road safety charity Brake’s Road Safety Week 2017 is now at an end, it is still vital to keep their message and…

Posted on 29th November 2017

A Royal Prenup?

As a huge fan of both Prince Harry and the TV show, Suits, I was delighted when Kensington Palace announced the (long awaited) news…

Posted on 28th November 2017

Law firm crowned Perth’s best employer

At the Business Star Awards 2017, one of Perth’s leading legal and estate agency firms, Thorntons, has been crowned Employer of the Year…

Posted on 28th November 2017

Winter is Coming...

The risks of tripping and slipping increases hugely during the winter months, as icy conditions make pathways and roads a treacherous…

Posted on 28th November 2017

Nuisance Neighbours - remedies are available

Living next door or in the same street with someone who intends to cause you and everyone else harm by their antisocial behaviour can…

Posted on 27th November 2017

Black and blue Friday?

With UK shoppers expected to spend £10bn in Black Friday sales this weekend, take care not to get caught up in the hysteria and bag more…

Posted on 23rd November 2017

Legal Rights Why Sir Bruce's children and Heff's wife would have been better off in Scotland

This year the showbiz world said a sad farewell to two well known stars; Sir Bruce Forsyth and Hugh Hefner. Whilst it may not appear…

Posted on 23rd November 2017

Top Tips for Christmas Contact Arrangements

The Festive Period can be a difficult time for separated parents. Cheryl Wallace, Family Law Solicitor shares some tips on making…

Posted on 21st November 2017

Uber drivers entitled to specific employment protections following Tribunal ruling - Update

Employment Appeal Tribunal has rejected Uber's appeal against the Employment Tribunal's original decision.
In our previous blog…

Posted on 20th November 2017

Queensferry Crossing... but for a Queen's Ransom?

Could your land be subject to compulsory acquisition for an infrastructure project?
Following the much anticipated recent opening…

Posted on 6th November 2017

The Eviction of Short Assured Tenancies

Are you a Landlord of a private residential property in Scotland? If so – are you prepared for 1 December 2017?

On that date,…

Posted on 6th November 2017

Surrogacy: An alternative to the IVF Postcode Lottery?

News this week has highlighted that following a recent Freedom of Information Request, nearly 90% of NHS clinical commissioning groups (…

Posted on 30th October 2017

The Scottish Government Should Remove Time-Bar for Abuse Victims Over 18 Where There is a Power Imbalance

Personal Injury Solicitor, Mike Kemp explains his views on why the Time-Bar should be removed for abuse victims over 18 where there is a…

Posted on 27th October 2017

Montrose employees make Wills in aid of charity

For any Wills created throughout September, Thorntons will not charge a fee but instead ask clients to make an equivalent donation to…

Posted on 26th October 2017

A Marriage of Inheritance Tax Convenience

Last week two Irishmen announced that they intend to marry in order to “avoid inheritance tax”.

The inheritance tax rules in…

Posted on 21st October 2017

Winning streak for law firm as Best Large Employer

Leading law firm Thorntons was crowned Best Large Employer for a second year running last night at Scotland’s Best Employer Awards 2017…

Posted on 13th October 2017

Investment for law firm's Perth operation

One of Perth’s leading legal and estate agency firms, Thorntons, has moved to a new location in the city as part of its wider investment…

Posted on 4th October 2017

A quick change of gear?

The Department of Transport have announced their plans to review the law regarding dangerous cyclists.

Their announcement…

Posted on 27th September 2017

Why parents should make a Will

For many parents, a common worry is who will look after their children in the event of their untimely passing.

Posted on 27th September 2017

Record fine for Alton Towers Health and Safety Failings

Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd has been fined a potentially record breaking fine of £5 Million after admitting to Health and Safety…

Posted on 27th September 2017