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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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 … More

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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 … More

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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 … More

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2019 Statutory Pay Rate Changes

The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2019. The weekly rate of statutory maternity pay at the moment is £145.18 or 90% of the employee’s … More

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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 … More

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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 … More

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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 … More

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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 … More

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What is the world coming to?

A Dutch man who is 69 years of age has launched a legal battle to change his age to 49. Emile Ratelband who is a “positivity trainer” is suing his local authority after they refused to amend his age on … More

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