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Latest Articles

  • New Scottish fire safety measures to be introduced post-Grenfell

    New Scottish fire safety measures to be introduced post-Grenfell

    Two years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the implications for the construction and fire safety of high-rise domestic buildings are still under review. New legislation is anticipated this year to introduce measures to strengthen fire safety in Scotland's high rise homes and public buildings, including the introduction of more stringent construction requirements and enhanced safety information records.

  • Making a Claim Against a Care Home

    Making a Claim Against a Care Home

    Whorlton Hall, a specialist, high dependency hospital for patients with special needs has recently been closed down and several of its workers have been arrested following allegations of serious abuse and neglect. Here Marina from our Personal Injury team looks at the case and what Care Homes can do to prevent incidents like this occurring.

  • East or West, Scottish EDGE is just the best!

    East or West, Scottish EDGE is just the best!

    Scottish EDGE returned this week with another incredible final, spread across two days in two cities – Glasgow and Edinburgh - and, as always, with a fantastic array of businesses looking to secure that eagerly sought-after prize funding. Harper Macleod is delighted to be a Gold Partner of Scottish EDGE, having supported the competition since it launched in 2012.

  • Sex Discrimination & Shared Parental Leave

    Sex Discrimination & Shared Parental Leave

    The Court of Appeal has today published its decision in relation to Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police and Ali v Capita Customer Management, two cases that considered whether or not it was discriminatory for employers not to pay a man who takes shared parental leave following the birth of a child at the same rate as a woman on maternity leave.

  • Brain Injuries - Concussion in Football & Rugby

    Brain Injuries - Concussion in Football & Rugby

    We have a great weekend of sport to look forward to this weekend with both the Scottish Cup Final and Pro14 Rugby final. While football and rugby are both fantastic sports, in recent times they have had to deal with growing issues around how best to ensure the safety of competitors. With that in mind, the subject of our final blog is concussion in sport.