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  • 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 ...
  • Slime Toys could be Potentially Dangerous to Children

    Slime products have surged in popularity in the last year. However, a new report has revealed that slime-based toys may contain high levels of chemicals which can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, cramps, headaches, tremors and skin irritation. The warning relates to a chemical called boron. Consumer Group Which? tested 11 products and found that eight of them ...
  • Many ‘ Empty Nesters’ Choose Not to Downsize

    New research from the Bank of Scotland has revealed that about 43% of adults whose children have ‘flown the nest’ intend to remain in the family home rather than downsizing. Although most are enjoying the extra space and freedom, 25% say that they are not appreciating living in an empty nest with 16% saying it ...

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