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GDPR – Not Another Y2K Damp Squib

Many have queried whether the hype surrounding the implementation of the GDPR and the "reforms" to our Data Protection regime was all bluster and scaremongering. Read more

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 receives Royal Assent

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has received Royal Assent, becoming the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018. Read more

Does a Five-Month Cessation of Activities Preclude the Operation of TUPE?

No, declared the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the case of Colino Sigüenza v Ayuntamiento de Valladolid and others, but it determined that dismissals arising from the transfer were probably for an "economic, technical or organisational" reason, which is critical to avoid a claim of automatic unfair dismissal. Read more

Is a Belief in the Right to Own Copyright a Philosophical Belief in terms of the Equality Act 2010?

No determined the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Gray v Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd, although it is believed the case may be appealed. Read more

Protected Disclosures - Information vs Allegations

The Court of Appeal (CoA), in the case of Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth, has reconsidered the circumstances in which allegations made by a worker may amount to a qualifying disclosure for the purposes of a whistleblowing claim. Read more

No Oral Modification Clauses - are they Legal?

Yes, ruled the Supreme Court when overturning the Court of Appeal's decision in Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd. Read more

Celebrating 21 years in Cults

It is scarcely credible that this summer will see twenty one years having passed since the firm of Mackinnons first purchased the old TSB Bank and the bank manager’s flat at 377/379 North Deeside Road, Cults. Read more

New Staff Announcement

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jane Merson  as an Associate Solicitor working in our property/private client department.  Jane, who joins us from the firm Raeburn Christie Clarke & Wallace, will work between both Cults and Aboyne branches where she will carry out legal work for clients, both... Read more

Housing Market Review April/May 2018

Whilst statistics can never be ignored, figures released by Aberdeen Solicitors Property Centre in the last few days would have us believe that this has been a disappointing first quarter in the City. Read more
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