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The importance of the new fire alarm laws when selling a house in Scotland

Changes to the fire alarm law in Scotland from February 2022 The Scottish Government carried out a review of Scotland’s building and fire safety legal framework following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London.  This resulted in legislation* being passed in January 2019 which will come into force in… Read More »

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Getting Ready To Sell Your Property In The Autumn

With schools about to go back and autumn around the corner, this is a popular time to sell property. Preparing to sell your property is key to making sure you give yourself the best chance of attracting buyers and getting the best price possible for your property. At the end… Read More »

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My Employer has presented me with a “Settlement Agreement”…

What is a Settlement Agreement? A Settlement Agreement is a binding contract between an employer and employee and can be proposed for many different reasons. Our Employment Law Practice deals with these on a daily basis. We largely see them where there is a proposal to end the employee’s employment,… Read More »

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Is It Worth Having A Simple, Handwritten Will?

How To Write Your Own Will In the short term, or in a critical situation, having a simple handwritten Will in place may be better than having no Will at all, but we always advise you to consult a solicitor as soon as possible. This is an outline example of… Read More »

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How Easy Is It To Make A Will During Ongoing Covid-19 Restrictions?

2020 certainly had many challenges for all of us! One of the things we noticed was that it brought into focus some of the important things that were easy to put off before. At ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan, we have been busy working throughout lockdown no matter what COVID-19 protection level… Read More »

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Can Employers Make Employees Take Holidays/Annual Leave While Furloughed?

What is Furlough Leave? Furlough leave is of course an issue which is affecting huge numbers of people across the UK at the moment, whether they are employers, employees or impacted family members.  Furlough leave is also a subject of great interest for solicitors such as ourselves who advise employer… Read More »

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Can Employment Tribunal Cases Be Joined Together?

Single Employment Tribunal Claims Involving More Than 2 Parties We deal with many Employment Tribunal cases in which there are more than 2 parties involved.  This can happen even when there is only 1 Employment Tribunal case proceeding.   For example, in a discrimination case, it is not uncommon for… Read More »

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Going to the Employment Tribunal – An Overwhelming Prospect or a Chance of Justice?

Do many people raise Employment Tribunal claims? The number of Employment Tribunal claims raised is not actually particularly high compared to the working population in the UK.  Statistics suggest that in April 2018 to March 2019 just over 120,000 Employment Tribunal claims were raised in the UK.  However, statistics also… Read More »

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Holiday Leave – Use It Or Lose It?

Can I carry annual leave over? If an employee or worker does not take their holiday entitlement during a working year should they (or their employer) assume that the holiday entitlement has been lost? What is the Employer’s Policy? Many employers operate the “Use It or Lose It” policy. This… Read More »

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Scottish Government Announces Intention to Abolish Employment Tribunal Fees

The Scottish Government has announced its intention to abolish Employment Tribunal fees (A stronger Scotland – the Government’s programme for Scotland 2015-2016). This reform would be possible under the anticipated transfer of powers in this area from Westminster to the Scottish government. If the Scotland Bill is enacted, the Scottish… Read More »

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