Insights 12 June 2020

Contractual interpretation: the basic principles are explained in a recent Court of Session case

A further example of a commercial dispute arising from conflicting interpretation of contracts prompts four basic principles to be highlighted

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Insights 21 May 2020

Covid-19 : Dealing with disciplinary and grievance procedures

Whether employment issues arise due to or despite the current covid-19 induced circumstances, recently published ACAS guidance provides pointers on managing proceedings fairly

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Insights 20 May 2020

Covid-19 : Advice for company directors

Company directors are faced with navigating new and unexpected difficulties in the day to day running of business, bringing to light some of the quest...

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Insights 19 May 2020

Covid-19 : How to comply with data protection regulations when homeworking

The quick transition to homeworking has presented significant challenges for many businesses, not least ensuring employees are aware of data protection responsibilities

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Insights 18 May 2020

Covid-19 : A DIY Will could prove more disastrous than a DIY haircut

In addition to the questionable haircuts being created in lockdown, time for life administration may have led some to consider a DIY Will but there are pitfalls

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Insights 11 May 2020

Covid-19 : Charities shouldn’t be put off from applying to furlough staff

Charities which receive public funding for their work should not be afraid of putting staff on furlough as they try to cope with coronavirus and avoid making staff redundant

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Insights 5 May 2020

Covid-19 : Government must move to resolve confusion within Scots construction industry

The guidance to stop all non-essential building work in Scotland during coronavirus pandemic is not an outright ban, according to Andrew Boccoli

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Insights 4 May 2020

Covid-19 : Third sector furlough facts: Shielding, self isolation and being human about HR

Ben Doherty explains that when dealing with staff issues caused by coronavirus, it's often about making the right human decision rather than the right Human Resource decision

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Insights 4 May 2020

Covid-19 : Charities are advised to check whether they can hold AGMs online

Charities could expose themselves to avoidable legal risk if they hold virtual annual general meetings when their constitutions do not allow for them

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Insights 30 April 2020

Covid-19 : What next for employers?

Employers have an opportunity to review their current practices and start to prepare now for emerging from the lockdown

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Insights 13 February 2020

A helping hand for Generation Rent

A contribution towards a deposit will certainly help family members buy their first home, but do watch out for inheritance tax traps

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Insights 16 January 2020

Simple steps for easing your journey through life

A few legal precautions can make it easier to navigate the twists and turns of relationships and family life

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