Insights 11 June 2021

Employers risk criminal and civil penalties if they commit furlough fraud

The Government is cracking down on employers who are erroneously or fraudulently claiming money from the furlough scheme

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Insights 7 June 2021

Telecoms Code appeal decision may prompt operators' requests for lease changes

The Court of Session's appeal decision on renegotiating telecoms leases may lead to more requests from telecoms operators for site providers to agree ...

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Insights 28 May 2021

The new Scots law of defamation in 2021

On 21 April 2021 the old common law of defamation in Scotland was replaced by the Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Act 2021 bringing th...

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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 16 March 2021

A renewed approach to land, woodland and wildlife could reap rewards for rural businesses

As policymakers and investors target net zero carbon and biodiversity gains, there are growing motivations to enhance your natural capital assets – an...

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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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