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  • Rachel Thompson has won her case against Apple

    Rachel Thompson’s husband Matt died in July 2015. Rachel, a property adviser, from Chiswick met Matt when she was 19 and he was 18. They married ten years later and had a daughter Matilda who is now ten. Matt died without leaving a will or any instruction to allow others access to his Apple account in ...
  • Backlog of Employment Law Tribunal Cases

    Employment lawyers say courts urgently need larger budgets and more staff to deal with rising caseloads. Employment tribunal fees were introduced in 2013 in an aim to reduce the number of weak or vexatious cases in the court system. However, the Supreme Court ruled the fees to be illegal in 2017 forcing the government to ...
  • Non-Executive Directors – Duties and Liabilities.

    A non-executive director is a member of the board of directors of a company or organisation but not a member of the executive management team. The non-executive director’s role is basically to provide the board with dispassionate and objective criticism. They are not usually involved in the day to day running of the company. They ...
  • Dissipation

    In Scotland, where divorce proceedings are commenced, the court will generally not take into account the conduct of one spouse when dividing up the matrimonial property between the parties. However, there is an exception to this established rule where one spouse’s behaviour has adversely affected the financial resources of the parties through dissipation. Whilst there is ...
  • Glasgow City Council has Issued a Compulsory Purchase Order on 7 flats in Govanhill

    Glasgow City Council has issued a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for seven flats in Westmoreland Street , Govanhill, Glasgow. This is the first time landlords have been forced to sell because they have failed to keep their property in an acceptable condition. Moreover, this will be the first time a whole block with residents will ...
  • I am a Residential Conveyancing Paralegal. Here are some words to the wise….

    …although it is not the wise that needs them! I joined Mitchells Roberton when I was 17 just after leaving school and in 2005 I began working as a legal secretary. I was delighted when I was encouraged by the firm to progress my career in law and started studying at Strathclyde University. I obtained my ...
  • Being an Attorney

    We often hear of the importance of having a Power of Attorney in place but not so much about the duties involved in being someone’s Attorney. It may be flattering to think someone trusts you enough to ask you to be their Attorney but there are certain responsibilities to be taken into account when accepting ...
  • According to the Law Society of Scotland, Scotland’s Cohabitation Laws are in Need of Urgent Reform

    At the moment under current legislation, a surviving cohabitant can only make an application to the court where there is no will following the death of their cohabitant. Also the surviving cohabitant only has six months from the date of death to make an application to court, and the court is under no obligation to ...
  • Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme

    If you want to buy a new build home but can’t afford the total cost, you might be able to get help through the Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme. The scheme is open to first time buyers and existing homeowners and helps with up to 15% of the purchase of a new ...
  • Some Changes the Scottish Government is Thinking about Making to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

    The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 was one of the first laws made by the Scottish Government after it was set up in 1999.It was introduced to protect the rights of adults who cannot make decisions about their own lives. However, a lot has changed in the last 20 years and the Scottish Government ...

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