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Insights | Family Law

Did you commit to cohabiting this Valentine’s Day? Don’t forget about the practicalities!

Many couples will have exchanged some heartfelt gestures this Valentine’s Day: romantic dinners, thoughtful gifts, and perhaps even life-changing proposals.

You may even be among those who took the leap this year to move in with your beloved—an exciting and important next step in any relationship. As you both raise a toast to your future, you might also want to consider discussing the legal aspects that will impact your life together.

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Insights | Employment

Care with Flare – supporting your staff on World Bartender Day 2024

Bartenders are crucial to Scotland’s hospitality sector and with World Bartender Day on 24th February, Craig McCracken, an employment law specialist at Anderson Strathern, highlights some challenges bartenders face at work. He also recommends ways employers can help their bartenders feel happy and supported at work, and hopefully to retain talented people for longer.

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Insights | Rural

Are you RCI-ready? Don’t miss the deadline!

The government transparency drive around property ownership will soon be backed up by criminal penalties as the “grace period” ends on 1 April 2024. Owners of land and tenants with long leases should make sure they are “RCI-ready” to avoid hefty fines for not disclosing decision-makers who aren’t on the title deeds.

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Insights | Rural

What is a Crofter’s Right to Buy?

As a tenant crofter, you benefit from what is commonly referred to as “the right to buy”. But what does this actually mean, and what do you need to consider before proceeding with the purchase?

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Insights | Rural

A timely reminder of what farmers and landowners should know about the new laws around livestock worrying

Scotland’s picturesque landscapes are home to thriving agricultural communities, where farmers and crofters raise livestock amid rolling hills and lush pastures. However, the idyllic scene can quickly turn grim

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Insights | Rural

The Electronic Communications Code – Practical Considerations

The Electronic Communications Code (the Code), which governs UK law in relation to Telecommunication sites, came into force on 28 December 2017 and gave statutory powers to operators to install apparatus on, over or under land, and thereafter to maintain apparatus.

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Insights | Employment

When it comes to baby loss, don’t forget about Dad

It’s estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss, either during pregnancy or birth. As progressive workplaces move towards a more open and supportive culture, the impact of baby loss – whether that’s through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death – is more widely talked about than it used to be.

However, the support on offer from employers is often focused on mothers, with less consideration given to the fact that fathers are suffering too.

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Insights | Employment

Are workplaces ready to support neurodivergent employees?

A neurodivergent condition may be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010, depending on the impact the condition has on day-to-day activities. This means many neurodivergent employees are protected in law against discrimination, and employers are obliged to make reasonable adjustments to support them at work.

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Sexual misconduct – justice hanging in the balance?

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Anderson Strathern celebrates record-breaking year with over £46m in investment deals

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Events | Power of Attorney, Tax
  • Date: 30 January 2024

Scottish Referrals Network CPD: Essential private client tips for 2024

Tax planning expert Alasdair Johnstone and Caroline Pringle, specialist in estate planning, covered essential tips for private client practitioners. They discussed upcoming deadlines, planning for the year ahead and what you should be raising with their clients.

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Events | Employment, Uncategorised
  • Date: 16 January 2024

Club HR: Employment law update – what’s on the horizon for 2024?

Our experts, Dawn Dickson and Clare McDairmant, discussed the prospective changes to employment law in 2024.

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