In the event of a separation between parents who have children, talking about the issue of child maintenance can be a contentious topic. A separation is a difficult time for not only the adults, but also their children. It can result in a child's life as they know it, being turned upside down as a result of no longer living with one parent, or potentially having to move home and school
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Jenni Gear, a Family Law solicitor based in Harper Macleod's Lerwick office, and private client Partner Julie Doncaster consider what relatives can do when someone loses capacity to make their own decisions. They look at Powers of Attorney and Guardianship Orders.
More Scots than ever want to be their own boss, however common factors hold them back from doing so. Franchising is one business model that removes some of the risks involved in setting up on your own. Here, Andrew Fraser examines the advantages of taking on a franchise.
Whistleblowing protection may not be automatically available if a disclosure is made entirely in the employee's self-interest, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held.
The effectiveness of self-regulation for some aspects of the drinks industry has been highlighted in the recent decision of the Portman Group regarding Tiny Rebel's "Cwtch" product.