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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 it would not offer accommodation to disabled people Sexual orientation – another hotel said that it wouldn’t allow ...
  • Project Ability

    Mitchells Roberton are delighted to support Project Ability. The charity was set up in 1984 and is a Glasgow based visual arts organisation with an international reputation for excellence. The project creates opportunities for people with disabilities and people with mental health issues, aged 5 to 80 plus, to express themselves artistically. I am told that ...
  • Sub-letting is an Issue for Landlords and Tenants

    Recent research carried out by Direct Line for Business found that as many as one in six tenants in the UK admit that they have rented out part or all of their property to someone who is not party to the lease. 25% of tenants who sub-let their property did not check the terms of their ...
  • Additional tax burden on purchase of second home

    To relatively little fanfare and without much in the way of useful guidance the Scottish Government has announced that from 1 April 2016 a supplementary Land & Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) charge will apply to the purchase of additional residential properties in Scotland. Basically this means that homeowners wishing to buy a second home or ...
  • Know Your Enemy (or at least, your debtor)

    Time was, you’d go to court and maybe jail for owing somebody money. Until the late nineteenth century, every year the debtors courts throughout the UK would lock up thousands of people who were unable or unwilling to pay their debts. In recent times, the ignominy of debt has receded considerably if not entirely. Most of ...
  • What documents should I shred and what documents should I keep?

    I was visiting an elderly client recently and after our usual chat over a cup of tea and Chelsea bun I set about helping her clear the mounds of paperwork which were covering every work space in the kitchen and every surface of all downstairs tables. There were piles of assorted filing spewing forth from ...
  • School Mock Court Case Project

    Two of our trainee and one of our newly qualified solicitors were delighted to volunteer in The School Mock Court Case Project, a national cross-curricular event encompassing a range of subjects- from art to journalism, debating and writing skills, to name just a few. The purpose of the exercise was to allow private businesses to ...
  • Cycle Safety in Glasgow

    Last year at Doors Open Day my friend and I visited The White House Inn on Maryhill Road, Glasgow  which has now been taken over by Free Wheel North, an organisation working towards a fairer, healthier society by encouraging people of all ages and abilities to walk and cycle as part of their everyday life. ...

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