Insights 11 November 2016

Tribunal decision that Uber drivers are not self-employed is likely to be appealed

A London Employment Tribunal recently published its judgment that Uber drivers are entitled to workers’ rights, but it is anticipated that the company...

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Insights 10 November 2016

Charity incorporation - What are the pros and cons?

New rules on the process for incorporation of an existing charity may add to the workload for charities. But it’s important this doesn’t skew the deci...

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Insights 2 November 2016

The prospect of relocating can raise serious dilemmas for separated parents

The offer of a new job in the sun can raise difficult questions about your family’s residence and access arrangements

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Insights 1 November 2016

New succession rules affect existing Wills

The first significant amendments to Scottish succession law in over 50 years, which take effect today (1 November 2016), are long overdue and brings ...

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Insights 25 October 2016

Charities may still be unclear about ‘notifiable events’ guidance

Deciding whether to report a ‘notifiable event’ to OSCR may not be straightforward, warns Alastair Keatinge and charities are advised to play it safe

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Insights 21 October 2016

Grant Johnson suggests four things to do before you retire – or sooner!

The lead-up to retirement is a good time to put your paperwork in order. Even if you’re not at this stage of life, it’s never too early or late to pro...

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Insights 14 October 2016

Business owners can avoid risks by putting Powers of Attorney in place

Many people assume that Powers of Attorney (PoAs) are relevant only for people’s personal affairs. In fact, they are important to small business owner...

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Insights 13 October 2016

Landlords and tenants should beware of the pitfalls of Airbnb short term lets

A rapidly increasing number of people are renting out their property on websites such as Airbnb but home owners and their tenants should be aware of t...

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Insights 7 October 2016

Family courts dealing with the real life version of The Archers storyline face specific concerns

When parents separate, an outcome in the best interests of the children is the paramount consideration if the case comes to the family courts. However...

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Insights 30 September 2016

Wider definition of ‘intentionally homeless’ may be problematic for landlords

A new Court ruling could make it harder for landlords to evict tenants, particularly when the tenant is then applying for Council accommodation

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Insights 22 September 2016

Gender pay gap reporting requirements set to come into force

Final details of the new reporting regulations for gender pay are expected imminently. Employers should check whether they are affected, and what they need to do

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Insights 19 September 2016

New energy requirements turn up the heat in the commercial property market

The Scotsman today featured an article by Dawn Anderson, Director about the impact of the new energy performance regulations on commercial property owners and landlords

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