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The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.

Latest Articles

  • Operation London Bridge: the Queen has her affairs in order, are yours?

    Operation London Bridge: the Queen has her affairs in order, are yours?

    In March this year, the world became privy to the sequence of events known as "Operation London Bridge" due to take place following the death of the Queen. Although it is perhaps not necessary to have in place quite such detailed plans, it highlights the importance of having your affairs in order, no matter who you are.

  • Does voluntary overtime need to be included in holiday pay calculations?

    Does voluntary overtime need to be included in holiday pay calculations?

    There have been a number of tribunal decisions in relation to whether or not employers need to include voluntary overtime when calculating holiday pay due to their employees. Here, we look at what has happened and what you can do to address this issue and the risks associated with each strategy.

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    How Simple is Simple Procedure?

    As of 28 November 2016 claims for payment of a sum below £5,000 (excluding personal injury) must be raised under the new Simple Procedure Rules. This has replaced Summary Cause and Small Claims in the Sheriff Court. Personal Injury claims are not yet covered by the SP Rules. Personal Injury Claims below £5,000 are expected to have a new set of Court Rules set out in the near future.

  • Event: Beginner's Guide to Travel Law in Scotland - is your travel business up to date with the latest regulations?

    Event: Beginner's Guide to Travel Law in Scotland - is your travel business up to date with the latest regulations?

    The holiday season has arrived and now is the time to ask yourself whether you are up to date on the latest travel regulations relevant to your business. In association with ABTA we are holding "A Beginner's Guide to Travel Law – Scotland" conference aimed at providing you with knowledge on a range of key issues important to those in the travel industry.