Insights 24 May 2022

Was a tribunal wrong to strike out an unfair dismissal claim by an employee who volunteered for redundancy?

The decision of a Tribunal was found to be wrong by the EAT for striking out a claim for unfair dismissal following a voluntary redundancy request.

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Insights 18 May 2022

Good governance underpins great charity work

Charities should ensure they have their houses in order to be in the strongest position to face the post-pandemic world.

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Insights 17 May 2022

Is laddish behaviour in the workplace an excusable basic instinct?

Have attitudes in the workplace evolved or are they stuck in a premillennial 1990’s time warp? A Tribunal case suggests that in some workplaces, it is the latter.

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Insights 10 May 2022

Pursuing a court action: the key is in the research

Before pursuing a court action it’s not only worth considering the costs involved but also doing your research into the other side’s financial circumstances

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Insights 18 April 2022

Working with us during and after Covid-19

Good advice and the ability to make informed decisions will be invaluable for businesses as they plan ahead

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Insights 30 March 2022

Protect Future Debt Recovery - Diligence on the Dependence

Measures can be put in place to protect assets when taking action to recover debt owed by the defender through the courts. However, pros and cons of t...

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Insights 7 February 2022

Sense and sensitivity are key to tackling hybrid working challenges

Returning to the office will take time to readjust to with hybrid working being the new norm.

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Insights 28 January 2022

Trust and cooperation: aspiration or obligation – meeting the standards of contract phrasing

A recent case at the Inner House highlights the difference that wording can make in a commercial agreement when conduct falls short

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Insights 19 January 2022

Rural housing: an option for diversification?

Creative and collaborate solutions are emerging to address the pressure on rural housing in Scotland as landowners, developers and other key stakehold...

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Insights 3 January 2022

TV drama Succession’s shock storyline highlights the need to make (or change) a Will

The show’s legacy plot could prompt people to consider who should benefit from the Wills and even lead to more Scots deciding to leave something to charity

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Insights 13 December 2021

Storm damage could impact sale deals for Scottish landowners

Land purchase prices may need to be reduced late in negotiations as experts assess impact of damage to trees on value of farms and estates following recent storms

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Insights 19 November 2021

Keep-open clauses – compliance requires trading in good faith

The benefits and pitfalls of keep-open orders in Scotland - half-hearted trading may not be enough to satisfy a tenant’s obligations in a commercial lease

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