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  • Slowest Growth in the UK Housing Market in Five Years

    UK house price growth in June slowed to its lowest since August 2013. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this slowdown was mainly affected by the falling prices in London where properties dropped from 0.7% to negative 0.2%.The report shows an average house price growth of 3% down from 3.5% in May- the ...
  • Scottish Law Could Lead the Way by Treating Elder Abuse as a Hate Crime

    Scotland could be one of the first countries in the world to treat abuse of the elderly as a hate crime. The Justice Minister, Humza Yousaf, advised that he was considering whether targeting victims because of their age should be treated as an aggravating factor by the courts. He was speaking in light of the ...
  • Legislation to Ban Smacking of Children is published at Holyrood

    A bill put forward by Green MSP, John Finnie, was published at Holyrood on the 7 September 2018 to ban the smacking of children in Scotland. The legislation looks likely to be passed and would make Scotland the first part of the UK to outlaw the physical punishment of children. In other jurisdictions in the ...
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    The recent media revelation of sexual harassment among Hollywood stars has shined a spotlight on sexual harassment at work. Indeed a report by the Women and Equalities Committee published on the 25th July 2018 showed that sexual harassment in the workplace is widespread and commonplace, with a BBC survey carried out in November 2017 reporting ...
  • New Register for Community Body Applications

    The Registers of Scotland (RoS) has introduced a new register, The Register of Applications by Community Bodies to buy Land, which will record all applications by community bodies to buy land or property that is abandoned, neglected or causing harm to the community, where the owner is not willing to sell that land. The register is ...
  • Bar Workers Win Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal Case

    In September 2017 five workers were dismissed from the Grosvenor Cafe in Glasgow’s Ashton Lane. It was alleged that the staff members were misusing the staff discount scheme by using this to buy food. The amount of money saved by staff through using discounts ranged from £1.89 to £30. The sackings were made by the ...
  • The Number of Rental Properties Available in Scotland Continues to Fall

    A new survey of the residential property market has revealed that the number of rental properties in Scotland has fallen even further over the last three months. Coupled with this decrease in supply is an increase in demand which is expected to lead to a sharp rise in costs for tenants. The survey was carried out ...
  • Inheritance Rights of Cohabitees

    Cohabitation is far more common these days than ever before. To move in with a partner is a big decision and understandably the practicalities of what would happen to the cohabitants’ home if one of them were to die without leaving a will is not top of the list of immediate considerations. However, unlike spouses ...
  • A Scots Woman Sues for £1million

    Adele Burns, a mother of two, is suing Rainbow Room International claiming her hair treatment caused a stroke. Mrs Burns had her hair washed six times during a treatment at Rainbow Rooms in Glasgow. She left the hairdresser in April 2016 with a headache. The next day she lost her sight, felt dizzy and passed out ...
  • Scotland Offers Affordable Seaside Living

    Many of us would like to live by the sea and new research by Bank of Scotland has revealed that it may not be as unaffordable as some might think. The research found that average property prices by the sea have increased by 6% over the past five years, which is significantly lower than the rise ...

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