Author Archives: Paul Neilly

About Paul Neilly

Paul’s first degree was a BA Honours in Financial Services following which he spent five years working for a large insurance company as a pensions specialist. He then completed his law degree at the University of Strathclyde and Diploma in Legal Practice at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law. Paul subsequently joined Mitchells Roberton as a trainee in July 2006 and qualified as a solicitor in September 2008. Paul was made Partner in July 2015. Principally concerned with civil litigation, Paul specialises in contract disputes, landlord and tenant issues (commercial and residential), debt recovery, family law, employment law and personal injury claims. He also handles cases involving Adults with Incapacity. Paul regularly appears in the Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland and has experience of appearing before Licensing Boards and instructing matters in the Court of Session. Being a general civil litigator Paul is keenly aware of the need to keep step with developments in the law and legal education. This led Paul to join the committee of TANQ, the Trainee and Newly Qualified Society of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow, in which role Paul currently organises seminars and networking events for its members. Paul is married with a young son and daughter. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, reading and watching sport, particularly following the exploits of the national football and rugby teams, although this is more of a vocation than a source of enjoyment. Email: pdn@mitchells-roberton.co.uk

GDPR – How Will it Affect my Business?

All businesses have paper and/or digital records of data relating to their customers and employees: names, addresses, emails and other personal information. On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law. The GDPR sets new standards for … More

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Various Claimants v WM Morrisons Supermarkets Plc

This case serves as a reminder that an employer can be held liable for acts or omissions of their employees if it can be shown that those acts or omissions took place in the course of employment. In Various Claimants … More

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Employment Tribunal Fees Ruled as Unlawful

On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld an appeal by UNISON that tribunal fees, introduced by the UK government in 2013, are unlawful under UK and EU law. The ruling, described as “momentous”, has led to the existing … More

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Wheelchair v Buggy

Bus drivers must pressure passengers to make room for wheelchair users. Wheelchair user Doug Paulley was refused entry to a FirstGroup bus in 2012 when a mother with a pushchair refused to move from the wheelchair space when asked, claiming … More

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A Judge’s strongly worded advice for separated parents

A senior family law judge, Lord Brailsford recently decided a child contact case concerning a nine year old boy, which had been going on for some seven years. The father in this case is from Tunisia, but has lived in … More

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LET IT

LET IT – be known that letting agents can be sanctioned for failing to comply with Tenancy Deposit Scheme rules. For the first time, a letting agent, rather than a landlord, has been penalised since the introduction of regulations imposing … More

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Licence Holders Take Heed

In summer, Glasgow embraces an outdoor cafe and bar culture which would have been unheard of 15 years ago. But behind this scene of conviviality, it is essential that all licence holders understand their responsibilities and have the correct policies … More

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Tougher Rules on employing illegal workers under Immigration Act

The Immigration Act 2016 came into force on 12 July 2016. Immigration minister James Brokenshire said: “Some employers seem to think that by employing workers who are less likely to complain, including vulnerable migrants, they can undercut the local labour … More

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Employment Law 2016 – Key Financial Uplifts

Introduction of the National Living Wage – from 1 April 2016, the National Living Wage took effect in the UK. All workers aged 25 and over are entitled to be paid a minimum of £7.20 per hour.   National Minimum … More

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Middle Aged Need Not Apply

In the last year, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has received over 100 complaints about discriminatory advertisements including: Age discrimination – a recruitment agency advert stated that over 45s need not apply Disability discrimination – a hotel said … More

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