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The Force of a Jurisdiction Clause

An Advocate General of the European Court of Justice recently considered the issue of where an employee habitually works and the impact of a “choice of jurisdiction” clause in the employee’s contract.  When issuing his opinion on the meaning of the “place where the employee habitually carries out his work”... Read more

Mackinnons - Through the years

Our records show that the first office of Lachlan McKinnon, Advocate, opened its doors in 1842 at 54 Union Street, Aberdeen. Read more

The Bank of Mum and Dad

A report published recently for the BBC has shown the number of first time buyers relying on “the Bank of Mum and Dad” for financial help has now reached an all time high with more than one-third of home buyers in England depending upon family financial contribution. Read more

“Sleeping-in” and the National Minimum Wage

Are workers entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) when “on call” or “sleeping-in”?  “It depends” confirmed the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the combined cases of Focus Care Agency -v- Roberts, Frudd -v- Partington and Mencap -v- Tomlinson-Blake. Read more

Well intended but perhaps not the best step to take...?"

Whether wanting to help a younger generation climb the property ladder or looking to minimise liability for care home fees, many clients are now contemplating transferring the family home out of their ownership. Read more

Sarah Runs the London Marathon for the Fishermen's Mission

On 23rd April 2017, over 40,000 people descended on London to run the 37th London Marathon and Sarah Polson, our Litigation Associate was ‘lucky’ enough to be one of them. Sarah spent 7 months training, which was particularly tough through winter in Aberdeen! Despite 250,000 people applying, Sarah was allocated a... Read more

Addressing the Myth that Parking Fines are unenforceable

A decision issued from Dundee Sheriff Court hit the headlines when Sheriff Way has determined that a motorist, Carly Mackie, is liable to pay £24,500 in unpaid parking tickets to a private parking company. Read more

‘Taking Control’ of the Crown Estate

The Scottish Crown Estate includes a diverse portfolio of property, rights and interests, including the Scottish seabed, foreshore and ancient possessions of the Crown.  Read more

Statutory / Mimimum Rates of Pay

From 1st April 2017, the following “national minimum” rates of pay will be increased as shown: Read more

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The Force of a Jurisdiction Clause

An Advocate General of the European Court of Justice recently considered the issue of where an employee habitually works and the impact of a “choice of jurisdiction” clause in the employee’s contract.  When issuing his opinion on the meaning of the “place where the employee habitually carries out his work”...

Mackinnons - Through the years

Our records show that the first office of Lachlan McKinnon, Advocate, opened its doors in 1842 at 54 Union Street, Aberdeen.

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