Occupiers Liability – what level of care is required?

June 21, 2018 | Christine |

occupiers liability

The Occupiers Liability (Scotland) Act 1960 has given rise to a raft of case law over the past few years. In essence, it sets out the level of care required to be demonstrated by the legal entity who occupies or controls land or premises to any third party who may access such land or premises. … Read More >>

Child Maintenance Payments Post-Separation

June 14, 2018 | Vivien Riddell |

Child Maintenance Payments Post-Separation

Separation often results in one parent being responsible for the majority of the everyday care of the children. A common result of this is that they also end up being responsible for the everyday costs. Child maintenance payments are financial support paid by the parent who does not have day-to-day care of the children. It … Read More >>

The World Cup – Employers Ready For Kick-Off?

June 11, 2018 | Marianne |

The World Cup - Employers Ready For Kick-Off?

With all the gorgeous weather we’ve been having, the start of the World Cup 2018 seems to have crept up on us (or is that just me?). The World Cup takes place in Russia between Thursday 14th June and Sunday 15th July. Football match times in the UK will vary between 11am and 8pm. The … Read More >>

Trusts – The Basics

June 6, 2018 | Ailidh Ballantyne |

What is a trust

“I think you should set up a trust; this will protect your assets.” Sounds great! But what is a trust? What can you put in to a trust? And will there be any charges associated with the trust? What is a Trust? A trust is when one person is given property to hold for the … Read More >>

Introduction Dates For The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014

June 6, 2018 | Jim |

Introduction of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014

The various changes to housing management law and practice, which are contained in Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, now have dates set for their introduction. Almost 4 years after the Act received its Royal Assent, the Commencement Order for these changes has finally been published. The Act will make changes to a variety of areas. The … Read More >>

Building Your Limited Company: Steps to Success

June 5, 2018 | Eileen Barr |

Building Your Limited Company: Steps to Success

A limited liability company is a popular choice when considering business models. It has relatively small costs to set up and get going. However, the essential requirements can appear daunting. This guide outlines the key elements below and gives sources that are available for support. Articles of Association These are the building blocks of your … Read More >>

Can Collaborative Law Help Me?

May 17, 2018 | Vivien Riddell |

We are often asked, can collaborative law help me? The collaborative law process offers separating couples a non-confrontational way of agreeing the legal and practical arrangements for their separation and divorce. By reaching agreement in a collaborative way, couples are able to come to a respectable arrangement together through supported discussions. At its simplest, the … Read More >>

What is Mediation and Can it Help Me?

May 17, 2018 | Vivien Riddell |

What is Mediation and Can it Help You?

You might have heard somebody mention mediation before but what is mediation? Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that involves two (or more) parties and a mediator. Mediation provides parties with the opportunity to have an open and honest discussion about a range of family law issues in a neutral environment. Everything that … Read More >>

Taxation of Termination Payments to Employees – New Rules in Force

April 26, 2018 | John Norrie |

Taxation of Termination Payments to Employees – New Rules in Force

Termination payments are often made to employees when the termination of their employment is governed by a settlement agreement. New rules affecting the taxation of termination payments came into effect on 6 April 2018. What are the changes? There has been a change to the taxation of “payments in lieu of notice” (PILONs), which are commonly … Read More >>

Public Contracts and the GDPR

April 25, 2018 | Eileen Barr |

Public Contracts and the GDPR

With less than a month to go before the implementation of the GDPR it is crucial that existing and future public contracts comply with the new legislation.  What will change in respect of public contracts and the GDPR? The Scottish Government has published a Policy Note on the impact the GDPR will have on public … Read More >>

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