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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:

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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Backlog of Employment Law Tribunal Cases

Employment lawyers say courts urgently need larger budgets and more staff to deal with rising caseloads. Employment tribunal fees were introduced in 2013 in an aim to reduce the number of weak or vexatious cases in the court system. However, … More

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Just a lawyer? No a Secret Agent too

It is probably not known to many people, but I am a secret agent. Certainly Miss Money Penny appreciated James Bond 007, but as a lawyer being a secret agent is much less glamorous. I say secret, because the public … More

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Claim for Surrogacy Costs in case of XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

The Court of Appeal’s decision in the recent case of XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust has very interesting implications. In this particular case the applicant when 29 years old was diagnosed with stage 11B cervical cancer. She underwent smear … More

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Please Mind the Gap

The first round of gender pay gap reporting was certainly big news in 2018. Last year in line with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, over 10,500 companies reported their gender pay gap figures. By the … More

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Rear-End Collisions. Who is to blame?

I have always understood that if a driver bumps into the car in front, the driver of the rear vehicle is 100% at fault. However, a recent Scottish case heard in the All-Scotland Personal Injury Court, has turned this general … More

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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 … 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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The Right to Roam

Everyone in Scotland has rights of access over much of the scenic land for recreational and educational purposes. This is set out in Section 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 which Act also includes the Scottish Outdoor Access … More

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Our Sponsorship of Project Ability

I am pleased to announce that Mitchells Roberton are proud sponsors, along with the Culture & Business Fund Scotland, of The Project Ability Gallery in Trongate Glasgow. A few years ago I was introduced to the Project by a friend … More

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