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Consultation on Fairer Succession Law Opens

On the 17 February 2019 the Scottish Government launched a public consultation to ascertain how the law of succession could better reflect 21st Century Scotland. The public’s view on the following main two points is being sought: How an intestate … More

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The Bank of Mum and Dad – A Loan or a Gift?

The Bank of Mum and Dad is now a well coined phrase. According to an article in the Telegraph on 28 August 2018 on average parents spend around £18,000 supporting children, helping them get on the property ladder, buying a … More

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2019 Statutory Pay Rate Changes

The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2019. The weekly rate of statutory maternity pay at the moment is £145.18 or 90% of the employee’s … More

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Debt Recovery Tips

At Mitchells Roberton we have a strong debt recovery team. Keeping on top of your business’ finances is essential to a successful business. Cash flow is important and can be made difficult when you have slow payers, those who only … More

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Beware: Executor Personally Liable to Pay Inheritance Tax Bill

Acting as executor for an estate carries a great deal of responsibility and while the majority of executries are completed without incident, complications can arise and executors can sometimes find themselves in a difficult and unexpected situation. At some point … More

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A Company is Held Vicariously Liable after an Assault at a Christmas Night Out

The festive season is now over for another year with all the work Christmas parties attended and hopefully enjoyed by everyone. We all love a work Christmas night out but unfortunately a recent case  Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd  (2018) … More

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Are You Considering Adoption?

From the 19th November to 24th November 2018 is Adoption Week in Scotland which provides a platform for discussion about adoption giving information and hopefully inspiration. The landscape of adoption has changed so much in recent times. Gone are the … More

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Tunisia Attack: Families Claiming Damages Against TUI UK Limited

Last month it was announced that victims of the 2015 Tunisia terror attack along with relatives of those who died have raised civil proceedings against the holiday firm TUI UK Limited. The families of 22 people who died in the … More

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What is the world coming to?

A Dutch man who is 69 years of age has launched a legal battle to change his age to 49. Emile Ratelband who is a “positivity trainer” is suing his local authority after they refused to amend his age on … More

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Trainees – Who Would Have Them? We Would

At this very moment we have two trainees at Mitchells Roberton and view the employment of trainees as part of our investment in the future of the firm. During the two year period of their traineeship, each trainee will work … More

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