Insights 6 June 2017

When does sleep count as work?

Charities must deal with issues around National Minimum Wage and on call workers, writes Ben Doherty, our Head of Employment

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Insights 5 June 2017

Planning for the uncertainties in life

Ensuring you have your affairs in order can help to avoid unwelcome consequences and give rise to positive benefits

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Insights 31 May 2017

Doubt cast over the importance of serving notices strictly to contract provisions

Take notice: failure to strictly comply with contractual notice requirements may not render it invalid following a recent Court of Session decision

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Insights 29 May 2017

Taking control of your future

Many underestimate the importance of instructing a Power of Attorney while you are still able to do so - why not consider it this Dementia Awareness Week

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Insights 24 May 2017

Care providers should use stronger bargaining position to survive

In the face of funding pressures, care providers should consider new ways to deliver their service in order to remain sustainable

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Insights 18 May 2017

A pre-Brexit analysis of current rules surrounding the right to work in the UK

Kate Wyatt, Partner, discusses this issue which is likely to become increasingly common for employers

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Insights 18 May 2017

Rich choices in Scottish new build

With development activity kicking off across Scotland, a new build home may be the right choice for you

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Insights 12 May 2017

What is an Agreement for Lease, and what makes it different from the Lease itself?

A business tenant taking on premises in a development may enter into an Agreement for Lease to cater for ancillary matters that have to be dealt with before a Lease is signed

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Insights 10 May 2017

National Minimum Wage entitlement when workers are on-call or sleeping at work

A recent decision advocates that employers ensure they consider the particular factors in each individual case

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Insights 9 May 2017

Cohabitees miss out on more than cake and gifts

Cohabiting couples are often surprised by their lack of rights compared to married couples. A cohabitation agreement (or wedding) can prevent unwelcome shocks

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Insights 2 May 2017

Shared equity scheme to help first-time buyers get onto the property ladder

The Scottish Government’s 'Golden Share' shared equity scheme may be able to help first-time buyers purchase their first home

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Insights 26 April 2017

Executor landlords – what are your obligations?

An executor’s role may include stepping into a landlord’s shoes if the deceased owns property which they rent out to tenants

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