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Negotiating 'Legalese'

Sadly many of the enquiries we receive are on behalf of ageing relatives for whom the granting of a Power of Attorney is no longer an option. In order to grant a Power of Attorney, a person has to understand the legal effect of the document. Read more

The Ogden Tables 7th Edition Update

The Scottish (and English) courts are routinely referred to tables of actuarial multipliers, the Ogden Tables, which are used to calculate certain heads of claim, particularly future loss of earnings.  This tends to be the single biggest element of most claims for personal injuries and death.  The 7th edition of the... Read more

The Ogden Tables 7th Edition Update

The Scottish (and English) courts are routinely referred to tables of actuarial multipliers, the Ogden Tables, which are used to calculate certain heads of claim, particularly future loss of earnings.  This tends to be the single biggest element of most claims for personal injuries and death.  The 7th edition of the... Read more

The Ogden Tables 7th Edition Update

The Scottish (and English) courts are routinely referred to tables of actuarial multipliers, the Ogden Tables, which are used to calculate certain heads of claim, particularly future loss of earnings.  This tends to be the single biggest element of most claims for personal injuries and death.  The 7th edition of the... Read more

Court of Appeal finds Self-employed Consultant to be a Worker

The law distinguishes between employees and workers.  Employees are afforded a wide range of protections in employment including the right not to be unfairly dismissed.  Workers’ rights are more limited but include the right to take paid annual leave and the right not to suffer unlawful deductions from their wages. ... Read more

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax – New Scottish Tax Explained

Having acquired the power to introduce devolved taxes, the Scottish Parliament has now introduced two new taxes, one of them being Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT). It replaces Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and will be administered by a new tax authority – Revenue Scotland. Read more

Divorce and The Succession (Scotland) Act 2016

Prior to the enactment of this new legislation, divorce had no effect upon a Scottish Will.  In framing the 2016 Act, the Scottish Law Commission took the view that a testator would not wish an ex-spouse or ex civil partner to inherit and thus now, unless a Will provides otherwise,... Read more

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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.

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