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  • 4.6% Increase in Average House Prices In Scotland

    The latest publication of the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) reveals the following interesting information relating to the Scottish property market: The average house price of a property in Scotland in June 2016 was £143,282 an increase of 4.6% on the previous year and an increase of 2.7% when compared to the previous month. The biggest ...
  • Hijabs in the Workplace

    he case of Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions NV is a Belgian case concerning a Muslim woman, working as a receptionist, who was dismissed for refusing to remove her headscarf whilst at work. She claimed unfair dismissal and discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief. The Belgian Court of Cassation, before whom her wrongful ...
  • 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 ...

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