With windy conditions (to put I mildly!) forecast for today, many businesses and employees would do well to consider what steps they have or can put in place to deal with issues surrounding adverse weather and staff.
Legal Insights & Industry Updates
Life, business and the law
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.
A recent case highlights that failure to engage in the court process and follow the court rules will not be taken lightly by the court. Further, unnecessary delays without reasonable excuse will not be tolerated in the Scottish courts.
When our specialist Personal Injury teams are instructed by clients to pursue the recovery of damages resulting from a personal injury they have to ensure that all losses incurred are recovered. This may include sick pay paid to an employee by their employer, which then has to be repaid should they receive compensation.
A proposed new Bill attempts to make it easier and more affordable to raise a court action and to make the cost of court action more predictable. It will also enable groups of people to sue in the civil courts where they have the same or a similar claim against the same defender or defenders. Currently under Scots law such cases have to be pursued separately.
Each week, we outline how we would the help the businesses coming under fire from the Dragons deal with their potential pain points from a legal perspective. This week saw the season finale in the Den and one of the main themes was the potential for share buy backs being agreed as part of the investment deals.