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The Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (ILO188) – PFDs and More

The Regulations implementing the Work in Fishing Convention 2017 (ILO188), namely the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 and Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2018 require fishermen to be given proper health and safety training and instruction before beginning duties on-board and/or if there... Read more

New Appointments

Mackinnons, Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Torrance as a partner to the firm and of Sarah Newnham as an associate, with effect from 1st January 2019. Read more

The Health & Safety Impact of ILO188 - Work in Fishing Convention 2007

The Convention, implemented into UK law on 31st December 2018 by the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 and Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2018, was launched with the intention to widen protections available to those working on fishing vessels. Read more

Mackinnons look forward to 2019

The start of 2019 heralds a particularly positive note for us with Mackinnons assuming the staff and former business of Iain Smith Solicitors LLP.  Partner Neil Torrance and Associate Sarah Newnham will join the firm along with additional support staff as at 1st January 2019.  Neil will join our Court... Read more

Gifting Bricks and Mortars - do take care

Transferring a flat or a house for anything less than its worth, or for no payment at all, is known as a transfer at “undervalue”, e.g. if a grandfather sells his house to his grandson at £200,000 when the property is worth £450,000 then he will have “gifted” part in... Read more

Work in Fishing Regulations - Fisherman's Work Agreements

What is a Fisherman’s Work Agreement ? Read more

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
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New Appointments

Mackinnons, Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Torrance as a partner to the firm and of Sarah Newnham as an associate, with effect from 1st January 2019.

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