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    A rollercoaster year for renewables in Scotland

    David Bone, head of the award-winning Energy & Natural Resources at Harper Macleod LLP, is one of Scotland’s leading renewable energy lawyers. Here, he looks back on a rollercoaster year for the industry in Scotland.

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    Land registration: making sure that deeds are not rejected by the Registers

    In the latest of her articles on Land Registration in Scotland, Frances Rooney, head of Harper Macleod's Land Registration team, tackles the reasons why deeds are commonly rejected by Registers of Scotland. She also outlines the new pre-registration checking service that should help reduce the risk.

  • An employers guide to ‘Working Time’ – who do you need to pay and when?

    An employers guide to ‘Working Time’ – who do you need to pay and when?

    If you employ workers who have no fixed workplace and are required to travel to service clients, are they working when they travel to the first client or return home from the last client? And do you have to pay them for that time? This article aims to demystify the European court's recent 'Tyco' ruling by laying out exactly what it means (and doesn’t mean) for employers.

  • Folic acid in flour proposals highlight Scotland/England divide on food regulation

    Folic acid in flour proposals highlight Scotland/England divide on food regulation

    It almost goes without saying that, for food manufacturers, different rules in different parts of the UK could cause immense problems. Suggestions that the Scottish Government is considering whether to require food manufacturers to add folic acid to flour have highlighted that food safety and regulation is a devolved matter and may therefore be regulated differently in Scotland from the rest of the UK.