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Don’t let food poisoning ruin the butterflies in your stomach this Valentine’s Day.

According to National Archives every year around 1 million Brits are unlucky enough…

Posted on 15th February 2018

Changes to the Private Water Supply Regulations

Do you provide water to others from a private source?

The Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland)…

Posted on 6th February 2018

Insolvent Employers – What can employees do?

The recent news of Carillion’s collapse, placing a large number of employees at risk of losing their jobs, highlights the continuing…

Posted on 1st February 2018

Ownerless property – When is your property not your property?

With the increase in numbers of Voluntary Registrations in the map-based Land Register, it has become apparent that some people, quite…

Posted on 1st February 2018

Football transfer window: How do football players obtain a legal right to play in the UK?

The January football transfer window brought plenty of interest with many high-profile players moving clubs.

The window saw the…

Posted on 1st February 2018

Why Making A Power of Attorney Is A New Year's Resolution Worth Keeping

Graeme Dickson from our Private Client team discusses the benefits of having a Power of Attorney and why it's an important task you…

Posted on 26th January 2018

The Division of Matrimonial Bitcoins

As we enter 2018, most people by now will have heard of Bitcoin, although you would be forgiven for not being completely sure what…

Posted on 18th January 2018

You wouldn’t perform your own surgery, so why make your own personal injury claim?

“I once performed my own brain surgery and it all went swimmingly well” said no-one . . . ever.

We all know there are times you…

Posted on 18th January 2018

The importance of getting paid on time

The collapse of Carillion will have significant effects throughout the UK construction and outsourcing sectors.


Posted on 18th January 2018

Salmon Fishings - Who owns the rights to fish?

Members of Thorntons Land & Rural Business team were delighted to attend the opening of River Tay 2018 salmon fishing season …

Posted on 16th January 2018

Barr's confident in Irn Bru brand as new recipe goes into production

Some Irn Bru drinkers are wondering if 2018 really is getting off to the best of starts.

Barr’s decision to change the recipe of…

Posted on 11th January 2018

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

Trump cries Wolff… or at least tries to sue him.

Can your personal opinion ever be classed as defamation of another individual?

Over the past week, the media spotlight has been…

Posted on 10th January 2018

Internal career development encouraged as law firm promotes new partner

Leading Scottish law firm Thorntons started the New Year by appointing a new partner for its Dundee operation, amid an exciting planning…

Posted on 10th January 2018

Two thirds of the population don’t have a Will

New figures released by Macmillan Cancer Support show more than two thirds of the population don't have a Will.

In our article…

Posted on 10th January 2018

Agricultural issues addressed at Farming Scotland Conference

The challenges and concerns facing the agricultural industry were discussed last week at the annual Farming Scotland Conference.

Posted on 8th January 2018

How to prepare for a meeting with a family law solicitor

Meeting a Solicitor can be a daunting experience for many. Solicitor Jennifer Broatch provides some tips and considerations if you are…

Posted on 8th January 2018

Practical advice if you’re faced with a family bereavement

Losing a loved one can be a distressing time and thinking about the practical arrangements are the last thing you want to face.

Posted on 5th January 2018

Employment law changes expected this year

2018 and it's time to look ahead to the changes due to take effect within Employment Law.

2017 was a busy year for employment…

Posted on 3rd January 2018

Thorntons is legal firm of choice for universities and colleges in Scotland

One of Scotland’s leading legal firms has been appointed on all six legal services lots by the Advanced Procurement for Universities and…

Posted on 21st December 2017

Private Residential Tenancies: An Update for Landlords

As of 1 December 2017 a wholesale reform of the private letting market has taken effect by way of the Private Housing (Tenancies)(…

Posted on 20th December 2017