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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 interestings aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.

Latest Articles

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    Zero hours = Zero rights?

    The practice of engaging staff on so called ‘zero hours’ contracts is not new but the incidence of such contracts is believed to have risen sharply in the recent recession. They are now well and truly under the political and media spotlight, with Central Government committing to a review and Unite calling on the Scottish Government to ban offending employers from tendering for public work north of the border. These calls come amidst intense media interest, with employers being ‘named and shamed’ in the press for their use of such arrangements.

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    Shared child contact - four tips to reduce school night stress

    As the schools return after the summer holiday, parents will be preparing to embark on the routines of homework, study and resumption of the various clubs and activities that their children undertake throughout the school year. We offer some tips to try to reduce the pressures

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    Hands on the Baton

    Harper Macleod Chief Executive Martin Darroch was one of the first people to get his hands on the fantastic new Baton which will take centre stage as the Queen’s Baton Relay travels the globe.

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    This time next year...

    It’s incredible to imagine, but this time next year will be Day of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.