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  • A Company is Held Vicariously Liable after an Assault at a Christmas Night Out

    The festive season is now over for another year with all the work Christmas parties attended and hopefully enjoyed by everyone. We all love a work Christmas night out but unfortunately a recent case  Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd  (2018) heard by the Court of Appeal has caused concerns for employers and businesses. The Court heard ...
  • Scotland is Placed Middle of the Board for Inheritance Tax Liability in the UK

    Following a Freedom of Information request by Direct Line, Guildford in Surrey was dubbed the Inheritance Tax capital of the UK after it was revealed that as many as 658 families from the town southwest of London were subject to the tax between 2015 and 2016. On average, each family is said to have paid ...
  • Good Divorce Week

    An organisation in England & Wales called Resolution began running a campaign on 26 November 2018 called Good Divorce Week renewing calls for changes in the law  to help reduce the impact of divorce on children.  The aim is to help parents who are separating to put the needs of their children first and to ...
  • Dog Attacks

    Recently there have been calls for a post-legislative review of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 due to very worrying statistics revealed by a Clyde News investigation. Their research showed that between January and June 2017, 205 children were taken to A&E due to dog bites, that the number of people receiving treatment for ...
  • Domestic Abuse Incidents Rise by 1%

    On 27 November 2018 Scotland’s chief statistician released figures relating to domestic abuse recorded by Police Scotland in 2017-2018, noting a 1% rise in incidents. Since 2011-12 levels of domestic abuse in Scotland have remained relatively stable with around 58,000 to 60,000 occurrences a year. The Police recorded 59,541 episodes in 2017-18. 44% of incidents of domestic ...
  • Grounds for Eviction for Private Residential Tenancy Tenants

    At the end of 2017 the Private Residential Tenancy or PTR replaced the old residential tenancy known as a short assured tenancy or SAT in Scotland. One of the defined intentions of the new PRT is to offer tenants greater security. A PRT can only be ended by 1 of 3 ways: By a tenant giving notice ...
  • Are You Considering Adoption?

    From the 19th November to 24th November 2018 is Adoption Week in Scotland which provides a platform for discussion about adoption giving information and hopefully inspiration. The landscape of adoption has changed so much in recent times. Gone are the days where unwanted pregnancies meant sometimes babies were relinquished for adoption. This very rarely happens now.  ...
  • What the Homelessness Statistics Show Us

    Every June the Scottish Government releases a set of statistics showing how many households applied as homeless over the past year and a whole spreadsheet of information about those people. Jessica Husbands of Shelter Scotland, a self professed lover of stats, found the spreadsheet a minefield of information. By examining the data she discovered some ...
  • Shelter Scotland Launches “Toolkit for Tenants”

    An online “toolkit” for Scottish tenants on how to best navigate the rental system has been launched by Shelter Scotland, with funding from SafeDeposits Scotland Trust. SafeDeposit Scotland Trust (the only not-for-profit deposit scheme in Scotland) made a grant of £28,083 to Shelter Scotland earlier this year after it was approached by the housing charity with ...
  • Tunisia Attack: Families Claiming Damages Against TUI UK Limited

    Last month it was announced that victims of the 2015 Tunisia terror attack along with relatives of those who died have raised civil proceedings against the holiday firm TUI UK Limited. The families of 22 people who died in the Sousse atrocity as well as 50 people who suffered injuries such as gunshot or shrapnel ...

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