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  • New Legislation Relating to Car Seats

    Confused about car seats?  No wonder, as new legislation is pending and obviously when buying a car seat for your baby or child it’s crucial that you know the current car seat legislation. There are lots of different rules and exceptions to these rules depending on how old your child is which does make it ...
  • Lose the High Heels and the Make-Up and Make a Fuss

    Shocking examples of workplace sexism were laid bare in a major Government report prompted by a London office worker being sent home from work without pay for refusing to wear high heels. Nicola Thorp who was employed as a temporary worker by PwC’s outsourced reception firm, Portico, launched a campaign after her experience. Within a ...
  • A German Prisoner of War left £384,000 in his will to the Perthshire village of Comrie

    Heinrich Steinmeyer , a member of Hitler’s Waffen SS  was only  19 when he was captured in Normandy shortly after  D-Day, in August 1944. He was classed with a C designation which meant he was considered a hard-line Nazi, completely committed to the cause and dangerous. He was sent to  the Prisoner of War camp ...
  • We are pleased to welcome an aspiring solicitor to our firm

    This year’s trainee Marcus Downie is settling in to his new position in our Residential Conveyancing Department. During his two year traineeship he will gain an understanding of client’s needs and have the opportunity of working in different areas of law including  commercial property, private client and civil litigation. In the summer of 2013 Marcus began ...
  • As Ever Take Good Legal Advice

    Opening pop- up shops in Scotland has become a growing trend for providing short-term, often seasonal, sales spaces. They are, by their very nature, temporary; “popping up” one day in a venue then disappearing shortly after that, once they have served their purpose, days or weeks later. A pop-up retail space can be used to ...
  • Grey Hair in Barlinnie

    Some time ago Glasgow Chamber of Commerce organised one of their Behind the Scene Events this time to Barlinnie Prison. I suppose most of us have little idea what to expect in visiting a prison but I left with ambivalent feelings which were pretty strong. Barlinnie is of course a large local prison receiving prisoners from ...
  • The Tumbling Lassie Ball 2017

    I just received an email regarding the Tumbling Lassie Ball 2017 in aid of victims of modern slavery and people trafficking. The name of the Ball comes from a little known case Reid v Scot of Harden decided in the Court of Session in 1687. It was about a little girl, a stage gymnast, who ...
  • Another Smoke Free Space

    From the 5th December 2016 smoking was banned in cars carrying children aged 18 and under. The new legislation will mean fines of up to £100 for anyone who lights up in a car where there is a child as a passenger. MSPs unanimously voted to introduce the ban in December last year. The Smoking Prohibition ...
  • New legal arrangements for private tenancies and court procedures

    Small claims and residential leases are amongst the few legal documents that many people try and draft themselves. Over the next six months all of these will be changing, with the replacement of Assured and Short Assured Tenancies by a new single “private residential tenancy” (potentially from the end of the year) and the creation ...
  • Home Ownership Is Still The Aim for Many

    The Council of Mortgage Lenders recently carried out a survey that showed home ownership as the nation’s distinct preference and aspiration and not just for financial reasons. The research interestingly revealed that: The two most popular reasons for valuing home ownership are having the freedom to do what you want and knowing that once the mortgage is ...

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