Insights 1 April 2021

A guide to Inheritance Tax – when is it payable and what does it mean for the value of your estate?

Caroline Fraser, Partner in our Private Client team summarises what Inheritance Tax is, what the tax-free thresholds are and the increase in HMRC inve...

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Insights 30 March 2021

Supreme Court hands down its decision in long-running ‘sleepover’ payments case

Several years of litigation end with the decision that workers are not legally entitled to the NMW during a ‘sleepover’ shift

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Insights 25 March 2021

The latest furlough extension will be welcome for charities

Furlough has saved many jobs throughout the coronavirus pandemic and the question now for third sector organisations is now many more can it protect on the road to recovery?

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Insights 23 March 2021

Virtual resolution - maintaining commercial relationships in a post-Brexit and Covid-19 world

Businesses in conflict could avoid of the destruction of relationships by considering mediation or arbitration, both of which continue to be effective despite current turmoil

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Insights 12 March 2021

The many and varied legal consequences of the pandemic

There is little doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has, either directly or indirectly, affected the vast majority of the world’s population

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Insights 10 March 2021

Defamed online – the pros and cons of seeking vindication in court

Posting negative comments online may not only be risky if found to be defamatory but taking action could still reflect negatively on the business or i...

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Insights 1 March 2021

Can sharing an opinion online be defamatory?

The decision in a recent English case demonstrates the real-world implications of sharing opinions online

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Insights 24 February 2021

To have and to hold - good reasons to consider a postnuptial agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a good way to ring-fence assets before marriage, but did you know you could make a postnuptial agreement too?

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Insights 16 February 2021

Derelict land recommendations may be a sign of changing times

Land that has fallen into disuse is increasingly being seen by some policy makers as an opportunity to fuel a ‘green recovery’ or help Scotland meet i...

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Insights 3 February 2021

Telecoms Code tribunal decision favours landowners’ position

A recent Scottish Land Tribunal decision on renegotiating leases for telecoms masts may have strengthened the position for landowners

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Insights 1 February 2021

Brexit and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) – what now for Employment Law?

The terms of the UK’s recent trade deal with the EU have implications for the future of UK employment law

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Insights 28 January 2021

Landlord’s Hypothec – securing rent arrears in Scotland

If a commercial tenant becomes insolvent, landlords can exercise their right to a security for unpaid rent over movable property within the premises

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