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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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