Insights 27 July 2020

Now is the time for us to streamline a justice system that’s too expensive

Brent Haywood suggests the debate regarding virtual courts for criminal cases should be sparked for civil justice, with Scottish business being a voic...

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Insights 23 July 2020

Compliance with new land ownership protocol is recommended for charities

New protocol to promote transparency and sustainable development sets out expectations for charity engagement with local communities

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Insights 10 July 2020

Covid-19 : The point of return: key questions that charities must ask building landlords

In the recent Third Force News magazine, Kenny Gray provides information to avoid last-minute costs or unexpected staff queries when returning to the workplace

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Insights 6 July 2020

Covid-19 : Mergers may offer charities best chance of survival post pandemic

Alastair Keatinge discusses the restructuring options open to charities facing a collapse in income with the cancellation of major fundraising events and charity shop closures

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Insights 2 July 2020

Covid-19 : Is homeworking a quick fix or a longer-term option?

Many businesses seeing the benefits of homeworking, and indications that Government will encourage it longer term, should review or develop relevant p...

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Insights 12 June 2020

Contractual interpretation: the basic principles are explained in a recent Court of Session case

A further example of a commercial dispute arising from conflicting interpretation of contracts prompts four basic principles to be highlighted

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Insights 21 May 2020

Covid-19 : Dealing with disciplinary and grievance procedures

Whether employment issues arise due to or despite the current covid-19 induced circumstances, recently published ACAS guidance provides pointers on managing proceedings fairly

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Insights 20 May 2020

Covid-19 : Advice for company directors

Company directors are faced with navigating new and unexpected difficulties in the day to day running of business, bringing to light some of the quest...

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Insights 19 May 2020

Covid-19 : How to comply with data protection regulations when homeworking

The quick transition to homeworking has presented significant challenges for many businesses, not least ensuring employees are aware of data protection responsibilities

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Insights 18 May 2020

Covid-19 : A DIY Will could prove more disastrous than a DIY haircut

In addition to the questionable haircuts being created in lockdown, time for life administration may have led some to consider a DIY Will but there are pitfalls

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Insights 11 May 2020

Covid-19 : Charities shouldn’t be put off from applying to furlough staff

Charities which receive public funding for their work should not be afraid of putting staff on furlough as they try to cope with coronavirus and avoid making staff redundant

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Insights 5 May 2020

Covid-19 : Government must move to resolve confusion within Scots construction industry

The guidance to stop all non-essential building work in Scotland during coronavirus pandemic is not an outright ban, according to Andrew Boccoli

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