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The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.

Latest Articles

  • Personal Injury Claims in the Winter

    Personal Injury Claims in the Winter

    Ahead of an online Solicitor Chat on Personal Injury Claims in the Winter by The Law Society on Twitter we decided to catch up with Marina Harper from our Personal Injury team to get a Scottish Perspective on these type of claims.

  • Botched Beauty Treatments - What to do if it happens to you

    Botched Beauty Treatments - What to do if it happens to you

    Non-surgical cosmetic treatments have fast become the norm in the beauty industry.  Botox injections and dermal fillers account for 9 out of 10 cosmetic procedures in the UK – as commonplace as tanning or hair removal.  These treatments are readily available in premises ranging from hairdressers to pharmacies.

  • "Megxit",  Marriage Story and the business of divorce

    "Megxit",  Marriage Story and the business of divorce

    The common thread running through all comment is that relationship breakdown is a complex business, in every sense of the word. And it is portrayed as a business, with the value of settlements commonly featuring in reports of celebrity relationship breakdown.

  • Winnie the Pooh Day - We can all learn from Winnie's Wisdom

    Winnie the Pooh Day - We can all learn from Winnie's Wisdom

    Winnie the Pooh day got us thinking: how can we bring a bit of that wisdom into the advice we give our clients. Whilst you may not be a honey-loving bear in Hundred Acre Wood, uttering the phrase "Think, Think, Think" when faced with a puzzling problem, it is perhaps a sentiment often echoed when considering personal legal matters.

  • Best Endeavours and Reasonable Endeavours: how far do you have to go to meet a contractual obligation?

    Best Endeavours and Reasonable Endeavours: how far do you have to go to meet a contractual obligation?

    Any lease, supply contract or construction contract will more than likely have a clause requiring a party to use certain endeavours to satisfy their contractual obligations. The common examples of "best endeavours", "all reasonable endeavours" and "reasonable endeavours" are a recurring source of dispute when relations between the contracting parties break down. So what do they mean in practice?