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Fishermens Rights Expanding

The Seafarers (Insolvency, Collective Redundancies and Information and Consultation Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 have now been published and will come into force on Friday 13th April 2018.  These Regulations will remove a number of preclusions affecting share fishermen, thereby extending the following rights: Read more

The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Hours of Work) Regulations 2018

These Regulations will come into force on 6 April 2018 and will consolidate and update the Merchant Shipping (Hours of Work) Regulations 2002. Read more

Fishing for Razor Clams in Scotland

Following on from the Marine Scotland paper “Electro-Fishing for Razor Clams” published in October 2014, this area of fishing has attracted significant and often adverse media coverage.                  Read more

New Code of Practice for Letting Agents

The end of 2017 saw massive changes in the Scottish private rented sector with the introduction of the new Private Residential Tenancy Agreement which has been received with mixed reviews, depending on whether you are a landlord or a tenant.  Although the new PRT is a lengthy document it does... Read more

Are we on the road to recovery?

Figures just released from Aberdeen Solicitors Property Centre give rise to “guarded optimism” for the housing market in Aberdeen and the North East. Read more

GDPR – What is it and are you ready?

With less than four months to go until the implementation date of the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), 25th May 2018, all business organisations should be aware of their obligations and the steps they should take to prepare for the new regime. Read more

The Electronic Communications Code and how it affects Landowners

Imagine if your business and your home were prone to unreliable, intermittent electricity connections with regular outages not caused by a lack of available electricity (that is another story) but merely due to inadequate national network infrastructure.  Surely unthinkable in the 21st century. Read more

2018 Mackinnons calendar prize winners

Each year, staff at Mackinnons submit photographs for inclusion in the firm’s calendar.  This year, our 175th year, the runner-up prize was won by Laura Totten, one of our Property Executives, and the prize-winner was Kim Harkness, an Associate Solicitor in our Cults office, Well done ladies. Read more

Retirement Dreams

Thirty years old, buying a home, bringing up a family and forging ahead with a career? Retirement seems like a million years away especially when there are so many other demands financially on resources. Yet making some plans for retirement at an early stage can pay dividends in the future.  Read more

Selecting a suitable property for the Aberdeen rental market

The Granite City’s residential property market may not be booming for home sellers – but for those seeking to invest in rental property current conditions can provide excellent opportunities. Read more

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Fishermens Rights Expanding

The Seafarers (Insolvency, Collective Redundancies and Information and Consultation Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 have now been published and will come into force on Friday 13th April 2018.  These Regulations will remove a number of preclusions affecting share fishermen, thereby extending the following rights:

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