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Thorntons expands its team with four new solicitors

Thorntons increases head count with the appointment of four newly-qualified solicitors.
Thorntons Newly Qualified Solicitors 2016…

Posted on 1st July 2016

Thorntons provides vital backing for Perthshire Highland Games

Thorntons shows its support for a popular Highland Games event by providing financial backing.

Thorntons has agreed to provide…

Posted on 30th June 2016

When can an employer dismiss an employee who is not as unwell as they claim?

In a recent case the Employment Appeal Tribunal held an employee’s dismissal for exaggerating his illness was fair.
What happened…

Posted on 28th June 2016

Thorntons welcomes eleven new trainees on board

Thorntons appoints 11 trainees - its highest ever intake, underlining its investment in the future of the business.
Thorntons new…

Posted on 24th June 2016

Top Sporting Figures Set to Host 25th Annual Dundee Charity Dinner

Snooker legend Steve Davis and former football referee Kenny Clark have been announced as the headline speakers at one of Tayside’s…

Posted on 17th June 2016

Public Sector Exit Payments

May 2016 saw the Enterprise Act 2016 be passed by the UK Parliament.
From an employment perspective, one of the key provisions of…

Posted on 10th June 2016

Will Justin Bieber be 'Sorry'?

Nowadays, it seems a rarity that a day is allowed to pass without Justin Bieber or the Kardashians hitting the tabloids.

Posted on 1st June 2016

Thorntons strengthens its Edinburgh team with new senior appointments

Leading Scottish law firm Thorntons has bolstered its team in Edinburgh with three major appointments.

Highly experienced…

Posted on 6th May 2016

Voluntary Registration of Title & Keeper Induced Registration

The Scottish Government’s drive to ensure transparency of land ownership includes accelerating the registration of titles to land in the…

Posted on 29th April 2016

Thorntons and Clarkson Hamilton merger to enhance Fife law offering

Thorntons has announced plans to merge with a South Fife law practice expanding its reach further down the East coast.


Posted on 21st April 2016

The Extension of the Community Right to Buy

The Community Right to Buy rules have been extended by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill…

Posted on 19th April 2016

Thorntons strengthens its Land and Rural team with new appointment

Thorntons bolsters Land and Rural Business team with a new appointment.
Ross Low, a qualified lawyer and highly experienced…

Posted on 14th April 2016

Tesco's Fake Farms

Supermarket giant Tesco has recently come under intense scrutiny for its use of fictional farm names.
The range, branded with fake…

Posted on 13th April 2016

Ransom Strips

Many landowners who have considered selling land for development will be aware of ransom strips but any considering the voluntary…

Posted on 6th April 2016

Taxing Times - LBTT 3% Surcharge for Rural Property Transactions

From 1st April 2016 additional surcharges to LBTT will apply to some residential property purchases.
After 1st April 2016 the…

Posted on 31st March 2016

Family Law specialist Stephen Brand, gives evidence at Scottish Parliament on possible family law reform

Family Law Partner Stephen Brand was invited to give evidence about the Family Law Scotland Act 2006 and how it is working in practice…

Posted on 24th March 2016

Worried about Worrying?

There have been several high profile cases of sheep worrying in Scotland over the last few months and a resulting increase in press…

Posted on 21st March 2016

Four senior lawyers promoted to Partners at leading law firm

Thorntons has strengthened its team by announcing four new senior promotions.

Susan Duff, Michelle Adam, Amanda Wilson and…

Posted on 17th March 2016

Scottish Government seeks to remove time-bar for childhood abuse victims

The nature of childhood abuse is that it is very difficult for the victim to come forward and speak about it. Publicity surrounding high…

Posted on 17th March 2016

Putting the Children's Needs First

Upon separation or divorce, one of the main concerns for parents is who will be the children’s primary carer?
It may be that…

Posted on 4th March 2016

UK Visa Improvements for Indian Nationals

Following Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK in November 2015, the UK Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire has…

Posted on 22nd February 2016