Harper Macleod, has successfully represented a male cyclist who was seriously injured in a road traffic collision whilst travelling in the north side of Glasgow, achieving a settlement in excess of £7000.
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With Christmas only a week away, rather than brave the packed shops, you may be considering giving cash as a gift to loved ones instead. As well as the joy of giving, making over a Christmas cash gift, within certain limits, can also have the added advantage of reducing your inheritance tax (IHT) bill at the end of the day. Here is a brief look at smarter ways to gift this Christmas:
"Waiter, there's a frog in my salad!" – not the start of a joke, but the cry which may have gone out when a woman eating at a branch of Nando's in Manchester found a decomposed frog at the bottom of her salad. Here Scott Kerr, our head of Food & Drink, looks at consumer compensation as the story serves as a timely reminder of the need for constant and high levels of quality checks.
With Data Protection reform now on the brink of being finalised, now is the time to think about what steps you should take to get ready for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
Moving a relative in care between Scotland and England – the importance of Power of Attorney or Guardianship Orders
More people find themselves in the situation of looking after a relative who no longer has the capacity to care for themselves. But what do you do if this means you have to move the relative in question from England to Scotland, or vice versa? Without having a Welfare Power of Attorney or Guardianship in place, you will have difficulties accessing the appropriate care funding when attempting to move someone between the countries.