Cheers to Norwich City Football Club

I don’t know how many times and how many ways to say it, but the importance of having a Will cannot be overstated. To put it in a simple context, please read this true and heartwarming little anecdote. A gentleman … More

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Ethical Veganism is now A Recognised Protected Belief

To me, it is hardly surprising that a tribunal has ruled that ethical veganism is a protected belief.  Under the Equalities Act 2010 beliefs are protected if they meet certain criteria; namely the belief must be genuinely held, it must … More

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House prices in Scotland Continue to Rise Amidst Political Uncertainty

The Registers of Scotland recently published their report regarding house prices for the period from July to September 2019. The statistics show that the average selling price of a residential property in Scotland was £185,058, a 1.9% increase compared to … More

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Finn’s Law

One of my colleagues was browsing in a charity shop and spotted a book with a beautiful German Shepherd on the cover. She bought it for me as I have a German Shepherd puppy that I apparently talk about a … More

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Scots Lawyers in Favour of Retaining Wigs and Gowns

In an article published in the Glasgow Herald on 18 April 2014, it was reported that judges in the Court of Session were to end a 250 year old tradition, by agreeing to dispense with the wearing of robes and … More

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Love at Work

Stephen James Easterbrook, a British business executive, was the president and chief executive of McDonald’s from March 2015 to 1st November 2019 when he was dismissed by the Board of Directors, with immediate effect, due to evidence of a relationship … More

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Kicking Contractual Terms Into Touch- Force Majeure

There was a feeling of strong indignation when the scheduled game between Scotland and Japan in this year’s Rugby World Cup was threatened with cancellation due to the threat of Typhoon Hagibis. Such cancellation would have meant the Scottish team … More

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Scotland Bans Spanking of Children

On 3 October 2019 Scotland became the first country in the UK to ban spanking and other physical punishment for children. This brings the country into line with United Nations recommendations.  Effective from 1990, the United Nations Convention on the … More

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Is it possible that the menopause could become a new protected characteristic?

On the 21 May 2019 a debate was held in the Scottish Parliament on It’s Time to End the Stigma of the Menopause. The outcome of the debate, that lasted over one and a half hours, was that Parliament acknowledged … More

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Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness week took place between the 3 and 9 June 2019. Throughout this time people came together to show their support for people living with dementia. Alzheimer Scotland said that they use the week as an opportunity to raise … More

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