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Landlords to share responsibility for checking illegal migrants UK status

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29 August 2014

The Immigration Act 2014 could make landlords legally responsible for checking the immigration status of any new adult tenants. Neglecting to perform the requisite checks could result in a fine of up to £3,000.

Employment Appeal Tribunal reduces employee’s discrimination compensation

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29 August 2014

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) determined that a tribunal had awarded too much compensation to an employee who had been discriminated against on the grounds of her sex. It found that the award of £10,000 was too high and reduced it to £6,600.

Do you need advice on a family matter?

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27 August 2014

Many people find themselves in difficult and distressing family situations. Our fixed fee Preliminary Advice Package offers you the opportunity to solve certain issues you and your family are facing.

Surrogacy and the facts of life

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22 August 2014

It may still be rarer than adoption, but more people encountering difficulties in conceiving or giving birth naturally are choosing to use surrogates to help them start or expand their families.

Royal visit to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children

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21 August 2014

David Reith, Chairman of Sick Kids Friends Foundation Board of Trustees greeted HRH Princess Beatrice at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh in her capacity as Royal Patron for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

Does your lease stand its ground?

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18 August 2014

Landlords should ensure leases are carefully drafted – in a recent case a landlord was denied his order for recovery of possession because the lease did not stipulate the precise grounds for recovery.

Employers may have to consider on-call time as working time

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14 August 2014

The Employment Appeal Tribunal finds that ambulance paramedics on-call time was working time and not rest time as the Employment Tribunal found in a recent claim.

Fringe by the Sea delights East Lothian locals and visitors

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13 August 2014

Fringe by the Sea 2014 was another big success for North Berwick residents, businesses and visitors alike.

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