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  • Life Admin

    You would hope that your next of kin, your nearest and dearest, would be able to help manage your affairs if you were in an accident or diagnosed with a brain disease and you could no longer make decisions for yourself. They are the ones who know the most about you after all, so would ...
  • The High Court Has To Decide the Order Of Death Of Elderly Couple

    In October 2016, an elderly couple both died in their own home having suffered from hypothermia. Their bodies were not discovered until a week later, after neighbours called the police. The couple, John and Ann Scarle, both had children from previous marriages and these stepdaughters are having a case heard, in the England and Wales High ...
  • Is it possible that the menopause could become a new protected characteristic?

    On the 21 May 2019 a debate was held in the Scottish Parliament on It’s Time to End the Stigma of the Menopause. The outcome of the debate, that lasted over one and a half hours, was that Parliament acknowledged that the menopause has for too long been a taboo subject; that there is often ...
  • Facing Repossession Action? Be Wary of Companies Offering a Quick Cash Sale Solution

    Govan Law Centre recently appealed a decision in the case of Santander v C, emphasising how important it is that homeowners seek legal advice if their mortgage lender raises a court action for repossession. Mr C suffered from poor health and was unable to work and therefore could not pay his mortgage. He was seeking an ...
  • Legal stereotypes of the past now in the past?

    Many believe a career in law starts with 18 hour days, strict task masters, and the day to day life mirroring the TV show Suits. I have been working as a trainee for almost 5 months now and it is, unsurprisingly, nothing like the dated stereotype. There is a more relaxed feel to the work ...
  • 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 ...

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