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Insights | Tax

A tax guide for first time home buyers

There have been a raft of Scottish Government initiatives encouraging home ownership, there are both pitfalls as well as opportunities for first time buyers. Getting the right advice is key.

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Insights | Family Law

Separation & Divorce – the FAQs answered

No one walks down the aisle on their wedding day thinking they’ll separate or get divorced. Unfortunately for some, that ends up being the reality. The decision to separate can be mutual and even be amicable, but for others it can be fraught process.

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Insights | Medical Negligence

Strict time limits enforced in appeals to the Court of Session

Appellants seeking to bring late appeals in the Inner House of the Court of Session will have to show that they have ‘done all that they reasonably can to bring the appeal on time’. 

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Insights | Employment

Hot, hot, hot – maximum temperatures at work

Although more people now than ever are working from home, others are returning to the workplace (and some never left at all). For those back in the workplace the question of ‘whether there is a maximum temperature beyond which an employee is entitled to go home?’ will no doubt start being asked. The answer is there isn't.

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Insights | Employment

Covert recording of meetings – is it misconduct?

With the development of technology and advent of smart phones, it is becoming increasingly easy for employees to take videos, photos or even make voice recordings at work with just the click of a button.

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Insights | Family Law

Navigating summer holiday arrangements for separated parents

During the school year, you probably already have a schedule that works for you and your family. But, the summer holidays can throw everything off track. How do you manage childcare arrangements? Travel abroad? And, so much more.

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Insights | Employment

Your guide to settlement agreements

Being presented with a settlement agreement (formerly known as a compromise agreement) by your employer can be unsettling and worrying. Though circumstances vary, you are most likely to receive a settlement agreement when your employer is suggesting bringing your employment to an end.

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Insights | Medical Negligence

Court questions fairness of interim suspensions effect pending outcome of appeals

The Court of Session has dismissed an appeal brought by a nurse (PB) against a decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee which made a finding of incompetence against her. 

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Insights | Medical Negligence

First appeal by the General Medical Council in Scotland refused by the court

The first appeal brought in Scotland by the General Medical Council has confirmed that the court needs to find the original tribunal decision was ‘manifestly wrong’ before it will interfere with the sanction imposed. 

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Insights | Medical Negligence

Medical negligence: expert witnesses need to know about any differences in witness evidence

The dangers of expert evidence in a medical negligence case being based on only one witness's account where that account is disputed by another witness has been highlighted in the recent decision in Taylor v Dailly Health Centres. 

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Insights | Family Law

Take the legal route to avoid cohabitation pitfalls

For many couples a key is likely to come before a ring and a Living Together Agreement or Cohabitation Agreement may provide the security needed to start a life together.

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