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Supreme Court Confirms Uber Drivers are Workers

Supreme Court Confirms Uber Drivers are Workers

23rd February 2021

Background On Friday 19 January, the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Uber’s appeal. The claim was originally brought in 2016 by two Uber drivers, James F
OPINION: Cladding Crisis – “Ombudsman Should be Given Wide Regulatory Powers”

OPINION: Cladding Crisis – “Ombudsman Should be Given Wide Regulatory Powers”

18th February 2021

That’s the view of leading Scottish Solicitor and our Head of Construction Ross Taylor. He argues that better protection is needed not only for purchasers of
February Employment Briefing

February Employment Briefing

10th February 2021

Welcome to February’s Employment news briefing, providing a summary of some of the recent employment judgements. If you have any questions about any of the t
Resolve to get your affairs in order

Resolve to get your affairs in order

28th January 2021

It’s safe to say we haven’t had the smoothest of starts to 2021. As lockdown measures persist up and down the country, and COVID continues to dominate o
CAUTION URGED AGAINST KNEE-JERK VACCINATION POLICIES

CAUTION URGED AGAINST KNEE-JERK VACCINATION POLICIES

21st January 2021

Liam Entwistle, employment law specialist and chairman at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, is urging employers to be mindful of workers’ statutory rights
Supreme Court Judgement in Covid-19 Insurance claims

Supreme Court Judgement in Covid-19 Insurance claims

18th January 2021

The Supreme Court has issued a judgement on Friday 15 January which determines that business interruption claims arising out of COVID-19 will, subject to policy wor
CHANGES TO THE JOB SUPPORT SCHEME

CHANGES TO THE JOB SUPPORT SCHEME

11th January 2021

On 5 January 2021, HMRC updated its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which has recently been extended until April 2021. With school and nursery cl
My turn (over) or yours? Or theirs..

My turn (over) or yours? Or theirs..

8th January 2021

A Court of Session decision in a procurement dispute has favoured the authority over the disappointed bidder – with the effect of increasing the uncertainty f
WJM EXPANDS PRIVATE CLIENT TEAM WITH APPOINTMENT OF NEW PARTNER

WJM EXPANDS PRIVATE CLIENT TEAM WITH APPOINTMENT OF NEW PARTNER

6th January 2021

Roddy Harrison, a private client specialist, has joined Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP as Partner. Roddy is a strong addition to the firm’s private cli
Reflections on 2020

Reflections on 2020

15th December 2020

As we reflect on the unprecedented events of the past year, our focus at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie is firmly on helping our clients navigate their way out of
CAUTION URGED ON PREGNANT EMPLOYEES’ RIGHTS AS LOCKDOWN GUIDANCE PERSISTS

CAUTION URGED ON PREGNANT EMPLOYEES’ RIGHTS AS LOCKDOWN GUIDANCE PERSISTS

14th December 2020

Workers’ rights continue to be in the spotlight during the pandemic and one area attracting particular attention is the issue of protection of pregnant employ
WJM ANNOUNCES RAFT OF STAFF PROMOTIONS

WJM ANNOUNCES RAFT OF STAFF PROMOTIONS

7th December 2020

A number of promotions have been announced across Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP’s offices in Scotland. The firm is celebrating the promotion of five m
KEY INDUSTRY FIGURES ATTEND VIRTUAL RENEWABLES SUMMIT AS TALK TURNS TO GREEN RECOVERY

KEY INDUSTRY FIGURES ATTEND VIRTUAL RENEWABLES SUMMIT AS TALK TURNS TO GREEN RECOVERY

3rd December 2020

More than 130 renewables professionals from across the country gathered at our virtual summit in November to discuss the green recovery. Onshore wind was the focus
EMPLOYMENT BRIEFING - OCTOBER UPDATE

EMPLOYMENT BRIEFING - OCTOBER UPDATE

20th November 2020

Welcome to October's Employment news briefing, providing a summary of some of the recent employment judgements. If you have any questions about any of the topics c
The Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

The Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

18th November 2020

HM Treasury confirmed on 5 November that the U.K. wide CJRS (“the Scheme”) will be extended until March 2021, with a review of the level of contribution