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New Compensation Limits

Compensation limits in the Employment Tribunal will increase from 1st February 2012.  In particular, the statutory cap on a weeks’ pay, used for calculating Statutory Redundancy Payments, will increase from £400 to £430 and the maximum compensatory award that can be made in a successful unfair dismissal case will be increased... Read more

Employment Law Update

Supreme Court has recently rejected the trade unions’ appeal in the case of Russell v Transocean International Resources Limited and others, holding that employers can lawfully insist that offshore workers take annual leave during their field breaks.  In reaching its judgement, the Court refused to refer the issue to the... Read more

Offshore Workers' Leave

The Supreme Court has recently rejected the trade unions’ appeal in the case of Russell v Transocean International Resources Limited and others, holding that employers can lawfully insist that offshore workers take annual leave during their field breaks.  In reaching its judgement, the Court refused to refer the issue to... Read more

Commercial and Dispute Resolution Winter Newsletter

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Insolvency - an effective weapon for creditors?

The Bankruptcy and Diligence (Scotland) Act 2007, which has gradually come into force in recent years, allows a review of recent Scottish Government bankruptcy statistics. Dealing firstly with the sequestration of individuals or non corporate bodies, in the year to November 2011, there were approximately 5,000 granted in Scotland.  Most... Read more

Insolvency - an effective weapon for creditors?

The Bankruptcy and Diligence (Scotland) Act 2007, which has gradually come into force in recent years, allows a review of recent Scottish Government bankruptcy statistics. Dealing firstly with the sequestration of individuals or non corporate bodies, in the year to November 2011, there were approximately 5,000 granted in Scotland.  Most... Read more

Bribery Act 2010 – First Conviction

A former court administrative officer, Mr Munir Yakub Patel, suggested that he could “get rid” of a speeding charge. He pleaded guilty to accepting a £500 bribe in exchange for omitting to record a traffic offence on a court database and was convicted under the Bribery Act of requesting and... Read more

Bribery Act 2010 – First Conviction

A former court administrative officer, Mr Munir Yakub Patel, suggested that he could “get rid” of a speeding charge. He pleaded guilty to accepting a £500 bribe in exchange for omitting to record a traffic offence on a court database and was convicted under the Bribery Act of requesting and... Read more

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

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
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Legal Rights - Update

  Under Scots law, a surviving spouse, civil partner and children are entitled to certain legal rights when an individual dies with (testate) or without (intestate) a will.

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