After the Office of National Statistics reclassified English housing associations as public corporations, is the same about to happen to Scotland's Registered Social Landlords? The decision to reclassify will bring the sector's bank borrowing onto the public sector balance sheet, prompting moves towards deregulation to get housing providers once again classed as private.
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Harper Macleod has successfully pursued a case against a farm owner for injuries and damage sustained following a road traffic accident involving cows on a public road. One of the most important steps in pursuing such a case is to identify the owner of the livestock. All farm owners should have insurance in place for public liability to protect them against any potential injury claims.
Unfair dismissal: where two employees are involved in an incident do you have to treat them the same?
One area of difficulty for employers is where two employees are involved in act which merits dismissal. If on investigation it is determined that one party is more to blame than the other and where the underlying facts are not the same, the employer may reasonably take the decision to dismiss one employee but to give the other a final written warning.
The Samantha Kinghorn blog: a World Championships bronze medal and memories that will last a lifetime
Samantha ‘Sammi’ Kinghorn is one of the world’s leading wheelchair racers and Harper Macleod’s Athlete Ambassador. At the age of 19, she has just returned from her first World Championships with a bronze medal. Here, she shares some of that incredible experience with us.
The news that Cadbury is altering the recipe of its eponymous Fruit & Nut by adding sultanas to the chocolate bar as well as raisins has caused an outcry from many consumers. However, the issue also highlights the various intellectual property rights which food producers have in their products.