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The Proposed Mediation (Scotland) Bill – Should a Similar Bill Be Introduced South of the Border?

Summary Margaret Mitchell MSP for Central Scotland is proposing a Mediation Bill (supported by the Scottish Government) to apply for Scotland and she issued a consultation on 29th May 2019. The aim of the Bill is to increase the use and consistency of mediation services for certain civil cases by establishing a new process of […]

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It’s Common to Misunderstand Family Law

The word “common” can have many uses. Yesterday I went for a walk on the common, closely followed by my usual (or common) afternoon tea and a read of the papers which was filled with ordinary (or common) people making the usual (or common) mistakes. The most common mistake being talked about at the moment is […]

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Finders Keepers

When I still lived at home, I often got into trouble for “borrowing” my mum’s clothes.  I once walked into the kitchen to ask my mother if I could borrow her belt. “Which belt?” she asked, confused. “This belt”, I answered, proudly showing the one I’d already put on, together with the matching shoes and jacket, knowing […]

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Me Too

Harassment whether by men on women, men on men, women on men or women on women is in the news every day. Whether you a potential US Supreme court judge, a film producer or just a manager in an organisation harassment is unacceptable. Legally it is defined as ‘unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected […]

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Relative

I know that it’s a bit flippant to be making jokes about death, because this is a serious subject, but it’s still an accurate comment. When you die, the probability is that your family will be wanting to know what, if anything, they’ll be getting. You may think that this is going to lead into me […]

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Counting Shoes

I often tell people how busy I am but that I love it because I don’t know what else I’d do. I don’t really have any hobbies. I enjoy watching football and I’m happy to have a good meal and a nice glass of wine, but I can’t really describe them as hobbies. Hobbies are things I […]

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Annus Horribilis – it’s GDPR!

So we’re nearly halfway through the year, and already people are talking about what’s been good, and what’s been not so good. I’m British – so I’ll start with the weather.  It’s been cold and wet and had far too much snow.  We’ve had one week of sunshine which made everyone complain that it was […]

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Changes to Gas Safety Rules April 2018

We are expecting some very! welcome changes to the gas safety rules for landlords to come in to force in early April 2018. Landlords will no longer have to wait until the last minute to complete their gas safety certificates (CP12) or have to shorten the annual cycle check to comply with the law. Landlords Can Now […]

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Taking The Perk

If you asked me what kind of solicitor I was, you’d get a different answer depending on where I am. If I’m out networking (ie drinking), I’d probably tell you that I’m a great value for money solicitor, or a very good solicitor. If you wanted a more serious answer, I’d tell you that genetically […]

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GDPR – Getting Your Business Compliant

GDPR What does this mean to you? What do you know about this? Will you be compliant by 25th May 2018? Firstly, did you know that GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation?  This was formally and finally approved by the EU Government on 14 April 2016.  As noted on the GDPR main website, this […]

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