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  • Dementia Awareness Week

    Dementia Awareness week took place between the 3 and 9 June 2019. Throughout this time people came together to show their support for people living with dementia. Alzheimer Scotland said that they use the week as an opportunity to raise awareness  of current research, the availability of local care and support and to break down ...
  • Parents Buying Property for Their Children

    Some children are lucky enough that their parents are in a financial position to buy them a property, for example while they are at university. But parents have to carefully consider their options when purchasing such a home, which will depend upon the reason for acquiring the property in the first place. Is the aim asset ...
  • Danielle Weddle against Glasgow City Council

    Our office is based in George Square and we heard the chaos after the bin lorry crash in December 2014. One of our staff members witnessed the crash seconds after it happened. Our phones were ringing off the hook with anxious family members wanting to know their loved ones were safe. Danielle Weddle, a student, who ...
  • Estate Planning with Foreign Assets

    Owning a home in another country is not uncommon. It is a great way of getting to know another country, perhaps learn another language and is somewhere to go when you need time to relax. However, not all owners of overseas properties tell their solicitors about their holiday home abroad when they make a Will. ...
  • Should you be “Sharenting”?

    In the ever changing online world a new word is becoming more commonly used. It is “sharenting”. Every other day, alongside pictures of puppies and food, many parents take to social media with photos and status updates celebrating the lives of their children. Recent research has revealed that 42% of UK parents share photos of their ...
  • Rachel Thompson has won her case against Apple

    Rachel Thompson’s husband Matt died in July 2015. Rachel, a property adviser, from Chiswick met Matt when she was 19 and he was 18. They married ten years later and had a daughter Matilda who is now ten. Matt died without leaving a will or any instruction to allow others access to his Apple account in ...
  • Backlog of Employment Law Tribunal Cases

    Employment lawyers say courts urgently need larger budgets and more staff to deal with rising caseloads. Employment tribunal fees were introduced in 2013 in an aim to reduce the number of weak or vexatious cases in the court system. However, the Supreme Court ruled the fees to be illegal in 2017 forcing the government to ...
  • Non-Executive Directors – Duties and Liabilities.

    A non-executive director is a member of the board of directors of a company or organisation but not a member of the executive management team. The non-executive director’s role is basically to provide the board with dispassionate and objective criticism. They are not usually involved in the day to day running of the company. They ...
  • Dissipation

    In Scotland, where divorce proceedings are commenced, the court will generally not take into account the conduct of one spouse when dividing up the matrimonial property between the parties. However, there is an exception to this established rule where one spouse’s behaviour has adversely affected the financial resources of the parties through dissipation. Whilst there is ...
  • Glasgow City Council has Issued a Compulsory Purchase Order on 7 flats in Govanhill

    Glasgow City Council has issued a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for seven flats in Westmoreland Street , Govanhill, Glasgow. This is the first time landlords have been forced to sell because they have failed to keep their property in an acceptable condition. Moreover, this will be the first time a whole block with residents will ...

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