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Family law expertise grows in Angus

As one of the largest full service law firms in Scotland, Thorntons provides expert legal advice across its network of offices and its…


Posted on 1st 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

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.
Statistics…


Posted on 27th September 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

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

Flight Risk - Ryanair announce the cancellation of hundreds of flights

How have you been affected by Ryanair's flight cancellations? It is estimated that around 18 million passengers have been hit by the…


Posted on 19th September 2017

Eight new trainees start their career with Thorntons

Thorntons has appointed eight recruits for its traineeship programme this month - believed to be the most comprehensive and varied…


Posted on 13th September 2017

Search is on to Identify Scottish Sheep and Beef Farming Ambassadors

The organisers of two high profile awards for livestock farmers in Scotland, are urging farmers and others involved in the industry to…


Posted on 13th September 2017

The Gift That Keeps On Giving?

Last month Macmillan Cancer Support's latest accounts were published and show that income from legacies left to the charity in…


Posted on 12th September 2017

Re-registering the Hatches

A recent article in a regional English newspaper that has been doing the rounds on Facebook has caused some concern for parents who…


Posted on 11th September 2017

Two decades of Charity Wills at Thorntons

Leading law firm Thorntons today launched its annual Charity Wills initiative for 2017 and hopes to drum up extra support by outlining…


Posted on 4th September 2017

Thorntons Law LLP Acquires Pagan Osborne

Scottish law firm Thorntons has acquired the assets, goodwill and work-in-progress of Pagan Osborne following the appointment today (…


Posted on 1st September 2017

What Are The Responsibilities of Volunteer Marshals?

News that the British Cycling Federation, an official and a marshal face criminal proceedings for the death of a spectator in the a…


Posted on 1st 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

Homes under the hammer - Can you legally sell a house by raffling it?

There have been a spate of stories recently around house owners trying to sell homes, generally at the high end of the market, through ‘…


Posted on 22nd 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

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