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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

  • Getting Scotland Moving – the inside track on Shetland's property market

    Getting Scotland Moving – the inside track on Shetland's property market

    Robert Bell is the Property Director at Harper Macleod's Estate Agency in Shetland. With decades of experience and having helped thousands of people to sell and find their homes, few people know the Shetland property world like he does and he has helped many homebuyers and sellers navigate a year of lockdown. Here, he takes time out from his busy schedule to share his insights into what's going on in the local marketplace as Scotland prepares to emerge from pandemic restrictions.

  • Getting Scotland Moving – the inside track on Inverness' property market

    Getting Scotland Moving – the inside track on Inverness' property market

    Susan Breen is the Property Manager at Harper Macleod's Estate Agency in Inverness. Susan has more than 30 years' experience of guiding people through the whole process of selling their homes. Here, she looks at what has been going on in the Inverness and Highlands marketplace as the country prepares for the lifting of pandemic restrictions.

  • Getting Scotland Moving – the inside track on Moray's property market

    Getting Scotland Moving – the inside track on Moray's property market

    Karen Logan is the Property Manager at Harper Macleod's Estate Agency in Elgin. With more than 20 years' experience she and her team provide a comprehensive service to those looking to sell their property. Here, Karen looks at the current market across Moray as Scotland prepares for the easing of pandemic restrictions.

  • Winnie the Pooh Day - We can all learn from Winnie's Wisdom

    Winnie the Pooh Day - We can all learn from Winnie's Wisdom

    Winnie the Pooh day got us thinking: how can we bring a bit of that wisdom into the advice we give our clients. Whilst you may not be a honey-loving bear in Hundred Acre Wood, uttering the phrase "Think, Think, Think" when faced with a puzzling problem, it is perhaps a sentiment often echoed when considering personal legal matters.

  • Restrictive Covenants and Implied Duties in Employment Contracts

    Restrictive Covenants and Implied Duties in Employment Contracts

    In their ruling, the High Court determined that the restrictive covenants in question constituted an invalid restraint of trade and were therefore unenforceable.  One of the central issues in the ruling was the fact that the employer had failed to demonstrate to the High Court that the nine month non-competition clause was no wider than was reasonably necessary for the protection of their legitimate business interests.