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It Pays To Have Your Legal Affairs In Order

It Pays To Have Your Legal Affairs In Order

28th July 2020

The last four months have been an extremely strange time for us all, so it’s entirely understandable that organising your legal affairs may have fallen to the bottom of your list of priorities.

However, having an up to date will and power of attorney is always important, regardless of your situation. While lockdown restrictions in Scotland are continuing to ease, many of us are continuing to work from home. However, this isn’t a barrier to getting in touch with a solicitor to discuss updating your legal documents. In fact, you can do so without having to leave your home.

It Pays To Have Your Legal Affairs In Order

It Pays To Have Your Legal Affairs In Order

28th July 2020

The last four months have been an extremely strange time for us all, so it’s entirely understandable that organising your legal affairs may have fallen to the
The P2B Regulation

The P2B Regulation

22nd July 2020

Regulation (EU) 2019/1150 of the European Parliament and the Council of 20 June 2019 on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediat
Property Transactions and Covid-19 - The road to normality

Property Transactions and Covid-19 - The road to normality

21st July 2020

In our previous briefings on Covid 19 and its impact on property transactions, we highlighted the various challenges where the lockdown had impacted on the completi
SOCIAL DISTANCING TECH SOLUTIONS SHOWCASED IN NEW REPORT TO ASSIST INDUSTRIES’ RETURN TO WORK

SOCIAL DISTANCING TECH SOLUTIONS SHOWCASED IN NEW REPORT TO ASSIST INDUSTRIES’ RETURN TO WORK

17th July 2020

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has published a report to help a variety of industries manage social distancing in their working environments. The commis
How to navigate data protection duties whilst following contact tracing rules

How to navigate data protection duties whilst following contact tracing rules

6th July 2020

If your name’s not down, you’re not getting in! Having to give your name and number before going for a pint or a meal out is going to be part of the ne
LAW FIRM SMASHES FUNDRAISING MILESTONE FOR CHARITY CAMPAIGN

LAW FIRM SMASHES FUNDRAISING MILESTONE FOR CHARITY CAMPAIGN

3rd July 2020

WJM Dunblane has raised a staggering £52,242 after taking part in a charity will-writing scheme for the last 15 years. The Dunblane office takes part in
Furlough leave not to be a disqualifying event for EMI Options

Furlough leave not to be a disqualifying event for EMI Options

2nd July 2020

Enterprise Management Incentive options (“EMI Options”) are option schemes used to help recruit, retain and incentivise employees. They hold various tax
COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE:  THIRD (AND POSSIBLY FINAL) HMRC TREASURY DIRECTION (30 June 2020)

COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE: THIRD (AND POSSIBLY FINAL) HMRC TREASURY DIRECTION (30 June 2020)

30th June 2020

On 25 June the Chancellor issued the Third Treasury Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which now sets out the law and will govern
Executing Documents During Lockdown

Executing Documents During Lockdown

30th June 2020

The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020 (the “Act”) received royal assent on 6 April 2020 and brings with it a number updates in response to the COVI
The Public Health Regulations (up-dated as at 29 June 2020)

The Public Health Regulations (up-dated as at 29 June 2020)

29th June 2020

Key Changes as at 29 June 2020 Social: People can now meet, in public places, people from 2 other households. Playparks and outdoor sports courts can now open and
GOVERNMENT URGED TO HELP SAFEGUARD CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

GOVERNMENT URGED TO HELP SAFEGUARD CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

22nd June 2020

Roddy Cormack, Accredited Specialist in Construction Law at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, is calling on the government to come to an agreement with industry
COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE: REVISED FURLOUGH SCHEME (19 June 2020)

COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE: REVISED FURLOUGH SCHEME (19 June 2020)

19th June 2020

The Government has published updated Guidance on the CJRS setting out the pathway to phasing out the Scheme and providing details of the complex mechanism under whi
Beyond Vicarious Liability

Beyond Vicarious Liability

18th June 2020

The Supreme Court provided two judgments on 1 April 2020 clarifying the law in relation to vicarious liability, WM Morrison Supermarkets v Various Claimants [2020]
 Returning to Work on Easing of Lockdown Guidance

Returning to Work on Easing of Lockdown Guidance

16th June 2020

Returning from Furlough 1. With the Government announcing it’s road map for lifting the Coronavirus lockdown and setting out a plan for the lifting of restri
Advice Note on Considerations for Applications under Section 42 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 in light of Finney v Welsh Ministers & Ors

Advice Note on Considerations for Applications under Section 42 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 in light of Finney v Welsh Ministers & Ors

15th June 2020

1. Introduction In Finney v Welsh Ministers & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 1868 (“Finney”), the Appeal Court of England and Wales considered the validity of