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New Sporting Rights Code of Practice issued

In the agricultural world, it is not unusual for landowners to let their land whilst retaining the sporting rights.

The…


Posted on 14th December 2017

Scottish Government introduce a change to their home ownership schemes

The Scottish Government has introduced a change to their home ownership schemes.

Now for the first time, older people will be to…


Posted on 8th December 2017

A new child centred approach to safeguarding in sport

Family Law specialist welcomes new approach to Safeguarding in Sport with new 'Standards for Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport'.…


Posted on 8th December 2017

Indefinite carry over of unpaid annual leave approved by European Court

All employees and workers in the UK are entitled to be paid for 5.6 weeks holiday per year.

However, with the recent rise in ‘…


Posted on 7th December 2017

The importance of Living Wills

Private Client solicitor, Graeme Dickson highlights the benefits of a Living Will, following the recent case of a lady who had…


Posted on 6th December 2017

A Power of Attorney: The Best Insurance Policy Money Can Buy

Becoming incapable isn’t something that people tend to think about, or plan for in advance.

As Solicitors we hear many…


Posted on 4th December 2017

What’s In A Name?

In Scotland, you can call yourself anything you like. A name has no legal significance. The use of a particular…


Posted on 4th December 2017

Edinburgh ladies lay down the law for charity night under the stars

Big-hearted ladies from one of Edinburgh’s leading legal and estate agency firms have already hit their ambitious four-figure…


Posted on 1st December 2017

The Modern Limited Duration Tenancy

With effect from 30 November 2017, a new type of tenancy for farms and agricultural lands has been introduced under the Land Reform (…


Posted on 1st December 2017

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

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