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Elizabeth Baker

About Elizabeth Baker

Elizabeth is our Business Development Manager. She has a degree in both English Literature and Law from Glasgow University. After graduating in 1983 she served her traineeship as a solicitor in Oban. When she was admitted as a solicitor her first job was at Mitchells Roberton in 1985 so she is a well known face. She spread her wings and joined other firms along the way and had a successful law practice under her own name for some years. She returned to Mitchells Roberton in 2011 and works primarily to enhance the marketing of our firm. With her excellent links with small business and the media in the greater Glasgow area, she is well placed in the role and generates a good deal of referrals and new business. Elizabeth is a people person and naturally connects with both staff and clients. Elizabeth has two grown up children and loves walking her dog, travelling and reading literature. Email:

Dog Attacks

Recently there have been calls for a post-legislative review of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 due to very worrying statistics revealed by a Clyde News investigation. Their research showed that between January and June 2017, 205 children were … More

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Domestic Abuse Incidents Rise by 1%

On 27 November 2018 Scotland’s chief statistician released figures relating to domestic abuse recorded by Police Scotland in 2017-2018, noting a 1% rise in incidents. Since 2011-12 levels of domestic abuse in Scotland have remained relatively stable with around 58,000 … More

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The Right to Roam

Everyone in Scotland has rights of access over much of the scenic land for recreational and educational purposes. This is set out in Section 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 which Act also includes the Scottish Outdoor Access … More

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Our Sponsorship of Project Ability

I am pleased to announce that Mitchells Roberton are proud sponsors, along with the Culture & Business Fund Scotland, of The Project Ability Gallery in Trongate Glasgow. A few years ago I was introduced to the Project by a friend … More

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Should Employees Have the Right to Disconnect ?

There have recently been a growing number of calls in some countries to give employees the right to ignore out of hours work calls and emails in an attempt to rescue harassed staff from the perils of digital burnout. In … More

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The Elderly , Scamming and Loneliness

Older people are often targeted by scammers. A report from the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies warned that the over- 65s are three times more likely to lose money to fraudsters than to be burgled. Professor Mark Button, director of … More

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House Prices in Glasgow – An Update

House prices have risen steadily in Glasgow this year with the latest prices from Registers of Scotland showing that the average property price in Glasgow City was £154,806 this summer, about 3% up on 12 months earlier. Detached houses are … More

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An App to Help in the Fight Against Modern Day Slavery

“If there is one abuse that offends our conscience in every way it is the enslavement of a human being. No child should be born without hope; no person should live without freedom.” Desmond Tutu Many Scottish people would not … More

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Glyphosate- The Debate

In an article by Matthew Appleby  dated 13 August 2018 called “What is the future for glyphosate ?” published in Horticulture Week it is stated that “The horticulture industry has defended glyphosate after a landmark US court case saw chemical … More

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Legislation to Ban Smacking of Children is published at Holyrood

A bill put forward by Green MSP, John Finnie, was published at Holyrood on the 7 September 2018 to ban the smacking of children in Scotland. The legislation looks likely to be passed and would make Scotland the first part … More

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