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  • A Bid to Scrap Offensive Behaviour at Football Act is Launched

    A Labour MSP has officially lodged proposals to scrap the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act 2012 (OFBA). James Kelly, a Labour MSP, said the “illiberal” law was flawed on several levels and had “damaged trust between police and football fans”. He further stated that it “needlessly criminalised football fans and has done ...
  • Staff Development at Mitchells Roberton

    Mitchells Roberton are proud of their nurturing approach towards their staff and I feel privileged to play a part in this.  Keri Russell joined the firm straight from school when she was 17 and began working as my legal secretary in 2005, having spent her first while here as a general office assistant. When Keri ...
  • Had an accident? We are here to help

    Accidents are unavoidable in this day and age. When you are injured as a result of the negligent actions of another person or organisation, you may have a claim for loss, injury and harm suffered as a result. At Mitchells Roberton, we have access to specialist solicitors who can assist you with your claim for compensation ...
  • 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 and procedures in place to comply with complex licensing law. Failure to do so can ...
  • 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 market and mistreat them with impunity…. The unscrupulous need to know that breaking the law is ...
  • Conversion of Long Leases to Outright Ownership in Scotland

    Tenants under certain long leases in Scotland as from 28th November 2015 automatically became the outright owners of the property as a result of key provisions of the Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012. In contrast to England and Wales, long leases in Scotland are relatively rare. In 1974, legislation restricted the maximum length of newly created ...
  • Cohabitants beware! Some legal considerations of living together

    Marriage by cohabitation with habit and repute (otherwise referred to as “common law marriage”) was abolished ten years ago. And whilst it is true that the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 ushered in some protection, it by no means provides cohabiting couples with the same rights as their married counterparts. Consequently, when two people move ...
  • The New People with Significant Control Register

    Following recent media focus on corporate transparency I thought it would be timely to give you a short update on the new People with Significant Control (PSC) Register which has been introduced as one of the many changes to the Companies Act 2006 brought about by the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. On ...
  • Should Women be Made to Wear High Heels at Work?

    Dress codes are often used in the workplace and there are many reasons why an employer may have such a code.  For example in some firms employees may be required to adhere to some form of corporate wear to communicate a certain image. Or indeed a code may exist for purely health and safety reasons ...
  • Improvement in Top Tier Residential Property Market

    An article by Faisal Choudry of Savills has confirmed that Scotland has recently seen a rise in demand for prime property in commuter locations. Initially the recovery in the Scottish market began in select city localities such as New Town, Stockbridge or Morningside in Edinburgh and the West End in Glasgow with these areas enjoying a ...

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