Insights 11 July 2018

Inheritance and cohabiting - what happens if you die without a Will?

The rights of cohabiting couples are not the same as those of married couples or civil partners, and cohabiting couples should clearly state their wishes in a Will

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Insights 4 July 2018

How to plan holidays as a separated parent

Lucy Metcalf highlights some legal and practical issues to think about if you’re planning a holiday without the other parent of your children

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Insights 20 June 2018

Charities: embracing change is a good route to survival

By embracing change, charity trustees can find innovative ways of surviving despite the financial pressures and management demands facing organisations in the third sector

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Insights 8 June 2018

Social media and the workplace – is your policy up-to-date?

Ben Doherty highlights some of the risks employers face when dealing with social media in the workplace and the benefits having a robust policy in place

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Insights 31 May 2018

Five things not to forget when you move home

Moving home can often be a stressful time, and there are often things that slip through the net when you’ve settled into your new home which could be costly if forgotten about

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Insights 28 May 2018

Take care drafting indemnity clauses to avoid misinterpretation

A recent case offers a reminder that the Courts will interpret contentious clauses in a contract in context of the whole agreement

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Insights 23 May 2018

Are there time limits for medical negligence claims in Scotland?

If you have experienced medical negligence the usual time limit for claims is three years, but there are a few exceptions you should be aware of

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Insights 21 May 2018

Defining what should be included in the marital pot on divorce is not always straightforward

A recent case highlights the challenges of working out what is and isn’t matrimonial property when you live with your partner for a long time before marriage

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Insights 11 May 2018

How family law has been changed by society in the last 60 years

As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry prepare to marry, Jen Gallagher reflects on Scots family law today compared to 1956 when Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier

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Insights 3 May 2018

Do you need permission to relocate with your child?

Moving away with your children after divorce is becoming more common, but careful consideration should be taken to ensure agreement with the remaining parent

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Insights 1 May 2018

Are the rights of agency staff and directly recruited workers different?

Not according to the EAT and employers who use agency workers should check the terms of their contracts of employment

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Insights 1 May 2018

What can you do to stay safe when travelling abroad?

There are steps you can take to make sure you stay as safe as possible if you are travelling and are involved in an incident overseas

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