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Elizabeth Baker

About Elizabeth Baker

Elizabeth is our Business Development Manager. She has a degree in both English Literature and Law from Glasgow University. After graduating in 1983 she served her traineeship as a solicitor in Oban. When she was admitted as a solicitor her first job was at Mitchells Roberton in 1985 so she is a well known face. She spread her wings and joined other firms along the way and had a successful law practice under her own name for some years. She returned to Mitchells Roberton in 2011 and works primarily to enhance the marketing of our firm. With her excellent links with small business and the media in the greater Glasgow area, she is well placed in the role and generates a good deal of referrals and new business. Elizabeth is a people person and naturally connects with both staff and clients. Elizabeth has two grown up children and loves walking her dog, travelling and reading literature. Email:

Low Carbon Standards Coming For New Homes

According to Wikipedia “A low-energy house is characterized by an energy-efficient design and technical features which enable it to provide high living standards and comfort with low energy consumption and carbon emissions.” It is understood that buildings alone account for … 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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Women in the Legal Profession – My View

I have little doubt that the practical experience of many professional women is inextricably intertwined with gender specific beliefs and in particular with the double bind of likeability versus capability. It seems to me that women often face the choice … 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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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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Congratulations to our Newly Qualified Solicitor

We are pleased to announce that Peter McEwan has successfully qualified and joined our Private Client Department as a newly qualified assistant. During his two year traineeship he has gained experience with different departments across the firm acquiring the skills … More

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Some like it hot (or not)

Unfortunately the problem is that different people react differently to heat. We are all used to the frequent workplace disputes around the temperature. There is always someone who is too hot and someone too cold. It is impossible to please everyone, but most employers and employees alike … More

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The High Court Has To Decide the Order Of Death Of Elderly Couple

In October 2016, an elderly couple both died in their own home having suffered from hypothermia. Their bodies were not discovered until a week later, after neighbours called the police. The couple, John and Ann Scarle, both had children from … 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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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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