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Latest Articles

  • The Shetland blog: Personal injury – securing justice and managing compensation

    The Shetland blog: Personal injury – securing justice and managing compensation

    No-one ever chooses to be injured but it is important that when someone is involved in an accident or has suffered negligence, they get all the support that they need, including legal advice. The priority has to be for an injured person and their family to get access to local support and medical care and for rehabilitation to be put in place for them as soon as possible.

  • The Sammi Kinghorn blog – Sheep, peeps … and a lack of sleep!

    The Sammi Kinghorn blog – Sheep, peeps … and a lack of sleep!

    At Harper Macleod we're lucky to have Paralympian Samantha ‘Sammi’ Kinghorn as our Athlete Ambassador. Sammi was selected for the World Para Athletics Championships, which take place in London from July 14-23. Here, she reflects on what it's like to be looked on as a real contender, and her relationship with super-roomie Hannah Cockroft, and prospects for London.

  • Scottish EDGE Finals – Round 10

    Scottish EDGE Finals – Round 10

    The Scottish EDGE Final never fails to disappoint and Round 10 was no different. The crowds packed into the Gogarburn Conference Centre to hear pitches from some of Scotland's best entrepreneurial talent.

  • The Sammi Kinghorn blog – the anatomy (and playlist) of a World Record

    The Sammi Kinghorn blog – the anatomy (and playlist) of a World Record

    We're lucky to have Paralympian Samantha ‘Sammi’ Kinghorn as our Athlete Ambassador. In the lead up to being selected for this summer's World Para Athletics Championships in London, Sammi smashed the 200m world record. Here she takes us through the race which gave her the first world best of her career, as well as the events before and after which created a memory she'll never forget.

  • Are employees entitled to the National Minimum Wage while sleeping at work?

    Are employees entitled to the National Minimum Wage while sleeping at work?

    The question of whether employees whose role sees carry out sleep-in, on-call shifts at a place of work, are entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is an ongoing concern for many employers, particularly in the care and housing sectors. A recent case heard at an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether such employees were entitled to the NMW for the full duration of the night, or only when they are awake and carrying out relevant duties.