Often it is assumed that should someone become incapable of dealing with their own affairs then their spouse/civil partner, or close family members, will be able to act on their behalf. However, this is not the case. Unless there is a Power of Attorney set up in advance, no one has an automatic authority to make decisions about someone's life if they lose the ability to make decisions for themselves.
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As an employment lawyer, I am often asked to provide advice to both individuals and businesses with regard to disputes. From my experience there is one simple piece of advice that goes before all others - having properly drafted employment contracts can save businesses money in the long run.
These days the world is a small place and people move around far more frequently than in the past. Shetland is no different, with people moving regularly to and from the island for a variety of reasons.
Prepare or Repair - Schedules of Condition and dealing with a tenant's repairing obligation under commercial leases
Schedules of Condition have become commonplace in commercial leases, with tenants holding greater bargaining power in the post-recession years in comparison to the landlord-friendly full repairing and insuring (FRI) leases which dominated the market prior to the banking crisis. But how do you make sure you get them right?
At Harper Macleod we're lucky to have Paralympian Samantha ‘Sammi’ Kinghorn as our Athlete Ambassador. We caught up with Sammi as she tries to achieve selection to Team GB for this summer's World Para Athletics Championships in London, all the while getting used to moving into her own place for the first time … not that she's been able to see much of it!