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Taking the Security of Data Seriously

Last month saw the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) take enforcement action against two separate parties who failed to meet their…

Posted on 13th April 2017

Who Would Volunteer These Days?

More specifically, who would be a volunteer at a children's club or an organisation like The Scouts?
It has been reported that…

Posted on 12th April 2017

Thorntons is recognised for specialist services in the dental sector

Michael Royden has been shortlisted for Best Professional Advisor at the Scottish Dental Awards 2017.

Client testimonials played…

Posted on 10th April 2017

What Is The New Residence Nil Rate Band?

As George Osborne started his sixth job as a newspaper editor last week, his much anticipated ムResidence Nil Rate Band' from his…

Posted on 10th April 2017

Unhappy marriage not grounds for Divorce.

The recent highly publicised English appeal case of Owens v Owens has created a media frenzy. Mrs Owens remains trapped in a loveless…

Posted on 5th April 2017

The Great Repeal Bill: How Great Will It Be?

The Great Repeal Bill will be one of the most important pieces of legislation in decades.
The Great Repeal Bill: How Great Will It…

Posted on 31st March 2017

Success for Thorntons as its Managing Partners win major award at Scottish Legal Awards

Thorntons’ joint managing partners Craig Nicol and Scott Milne were presented with the Managing Partner of the Year award - the first…

Posted on 31st March 2017

Musical finale for business charity challenge

To conclude the Children 1st Dragons’ Glen entrepreneurial challenge, Trainees from Thorntons Solicitors are hosting a music-filled…

Posted on 30th March 2017

Dundee pupils explore legal career opportunities

One of Scotland’s largest full service law firms is supporting a Law Society Scotland initiative aimed at inspiring and encouraging…

Posted on 30th March 2017

Sun, Sea and Separation

Holidaying with Kids After a Break Up
School holidays are approaching and with that comes the hope and expectation of many…

Posted on 24th March 2017

Will the Introduction of a Pursuer's Offer Lead to Early Settlements?

From 3 April 2017, Pursuer’s Offers can be used in Ordinary Cause Sheriff Court actions (actions for over £5,000) and in the Court of…

Posted on 14th March 2017

Domestic Abuse No Excuse

National figures show that women who are subjected to domestic abuse are five times more likely to attempt suicide than those who are…

Posted on 10th March 2017

The Legal Profession, Working Women and International Womens Day

Partner, Caroline Kelly joined the debate to discuss the statement; ‘This house believes the legal profession has failed working women…

Posted on 9th March 2017

Zero Hours Contracts at Record Levels

Analysis of the Office of National Statistics figures reported by the BBC indicate the number of people in the UK on zero hours…

Posted on 3rd March 2017

Lets's not Discount the Human Cost of Decommissioning

It is estimated that decommissioning the UK’s oil and gas infrastructure will cost £47 BILLION between now and 2050.

With the…

Posted on 1st March 2017

Self Injury Awareness Day

Self injury or self harm is a topic that has generated a lot of public myths over the years
- those who self harm must enjoy it,…

Posted on 1st March 2017

Civil Partnerships for All?

Last week, Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, from London lost their Court of Appeal case, in which they sought the right to be able…

Posted on 28th February 2017

Pension Rights for Cohabitees Following Landmark Judgment

On 8 February 2017, the Supreme Court issued a significant ruling extending the pension rights for cohabiting couples which affects…

Posted on 28th February 2017

Driving whilst using a mobile phone harsher sentences.

With effect from 1 March 2017, drivers in Scotland, England & Wales will face harsher penalties for driving whilst using a mobile…

Posted on 23rd February 2017

Audrey Dishington to Join Thorntons in St Andrews

Leading Scottish law firm Thorntons has expanded its senior team in Fife with the appointment of Audrey Dishington as a Partner.

Posted on 20th February 2017

What Happens to a Will on Divorce?

Our society has changed over the past 50 years, from welcoming the introduction of same sex marriages and civil partnerships to…

Posted on 17th February 2017