There remain common misconceptions in Scotland about the position of cohabitants, particularly around the assumption that a period of cohabitation can create 'common law' husbands and wives and an automatic entitlement to share in wealth built up during a relationship.
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Jenni Gear, a Family Law solicitor based in Harper Macleod's Lerwick office, looks at the process for separated parents agreeing child contact arrangements over the festive period.
With Christmas just around the corner many workplaces are preparing themselves for the Christmas party. It has been reported that as great a proportion as 90% of employers have had to deal with an employment problem stemming from a Christmas party and 10% of employees know someone who has faced disciplinary proceedings or dismissal as a result of fall-out from their work’s Christmas party.
Our specialist Road Traffic Personal Injury team successfully recovered damages for a client whose pre-existing fibromyalgia was exacerbated following a road traffic accident.
The Scottish Government has set out its plan for moving to a situation where GPs in Scotland do not own or lease their practice premises. This strategy will affect all those involved with privately-owned GP premises, including GP practices, landlords and lenders.