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Employee dismissed for failure to wash hands - harsh but not unfair?

24 August 2016

An employment tribunal recently found that it was fair to dismiss an employee who breached the employer’s hygiene rules by failing to wash his hands.

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Dundee Licensing Board's overprovision policy comes under scrutiny

23 August 2016

In a recent licensing appeal, Aldi successfully appealed Dundee City Licensing Board’s decision to refuse a Provisional Premises Licence for a site in Dundee despite the Board’s overprovision policy.

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Who will take care of the kids if the worst were to happen?

19 August 2016

It’s the nightmare scenario – but it is important to consider who should stand in your shoes to care for your children should something happen to you and your partner.

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How quickly can I get a divorce?

18 August 2016

Separating from a spouse can be extremely difficult and, for some, divorce is not something that they want to consider. Often, however, separated spouses wish to be divorced as quickly as possible. Here we look at the options.

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Image for article: Charities Bulletin - March 2016

Charities Bulletin - March 2016

8 March 2016

This Charity bulletin focuses on governance and tax relief for charitable sports clubs

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Holiday Pay and changes to the way in which it is calculated

28 January 2014

This bulletin focuses on the big HR issue of 2014: Holiday Pay. Holiday pay in the UK is calculated on the basis of a weeks’ pay. Three recent case decisions however indicate that in the near future this will no longer be the correct approach for employers to adopt.

Image for article: Insolvency and Recovery Bulletin: December 2013

Insolvency and Recovery Bulletin: December 2013

19 December 2013

This bulletin looks at the changes brought in by the Protected Trust Deeds (Scotland) Regulations 2013, which came into force on 28 November, and the case of Crystal Palace involving the administration process, TUPE and automatically unfair dismissal.

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Bulletin - Employment - October 2013

10 October 2013

This issue of our employment bulletin covers our fixed fee employment law services, the repealed third party harassment law, the proposed changes to the TUPE regulations, modifying sickness and absence policies and John McCririck's age discrimination case.

Image for article: Insolvency & Recovery Bulletin - August 2013

Insolvency & Recovery Bulletin - August 2013

2 August 2013

The latest insolvency and recovery bulletin covers the draft Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill, a Court decision that liquidators in Scotland may disclaim property and the outlook for distressed property.