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Latest Articles

  • Yasmeen's Corrie case highlights how to change your inheritance

    Yasmeen's Corrie case highlights how to change your inheritance

    One of the recent story lines in TV's Coronation Street dealt with the aftermath of Geoff Metcalfe's death, which saw his wife Yasmeen having been omitted from his Will. Geoff left his entire estate to his son Tim, including his shares in the house and business he jointly owned with Yasmeen. If that happened in Scotland, could Tim decide that he wanted his inheritance to be made over to Yasmeen instead?

  • Is the current statutory shared parental leave right sufficient?

    Is the current statutory shared parental leave right sufficient?

    Various bodies, including the Trades Union Congress and the Royal College of Midwives, are calling for a reform of statutory parental leave (SPL), a right introduced by the UK Government in April 2015 as one of its heralded family friendly policies. So what is the current situation, and what could change?

  • What will happen to Prince Phillip's Estate?

    What will happen to Prince Phillip's Estate?

    Whilst it is expected that Prince Phillip made a Will during his lifetime, it is unlikely to be made public. There are, however, certain expectations as to how the estate will be distributed as the Royal Family are, in many ways, like other families in the UK with many of the same considerations with regard to their estate.

  • Asking visitors to leave no trace … other than contact details

    Asking visitors to leave no trace … other than contact details

    As travel restrictions ease and tourism hospitality and retail sectors gradually open up again,  businesses and local communities across Scotland are grappling with numerous challenges - from anticipating demand, staffing and supply chain issues to managing social distancing and contact tracing requirements.