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Latest Articles

  • 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.

  • Family law support during the festive period

    Family law support during the festive period

    As practitioners begin to work with the Children (Scotland) Act 2020, now is a good time to reflect upon how child law has developed over the last 25 years, and to consider what further developments may be in store. The law of parent and child is a specialist area in itself, with some areas within that specialism being worthy of an article of their own.