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Dismissed for whistleblowing?

The impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had on the employment market has been significant. Not only have people been unable to work, those who have been able to have had to adapt to a new way of working. The restrictions that have been put in place across Scotland and the UK have had an impact […]

Flexible Furlough Scheme

Under the flexible furlough scheme, employees can work for some of the week and be furloughed for the rest, in proportions decided between employee and employer. This change brings additional complexity to the scheme, in particular in terms of calculating the amount of grant recoverable by the employers. Below we have summarised the main changes […]

Coronavirus and the residential property market – your questions answered…

Scotland has now entered an extended period of lockdown measures involving the restriction of movement for only “essential” purposes and the limitation of social contact. For an industry which is so dependent on personal contact and physical interaction, the current measures have created unprecedented challenges for the property market. The Scottish Government, following the UK […]

Settify: A friend in a time of crisis

The past few weeks have transformed our lives like no one could have foreseen: schools closed, travel and movement severely curtailed, and all sporting events cancelled or postponed. Normal daily life is on hold and we have no way of knowing how long that “hold” will last. Taking a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Coronavirus: A golden opportunity for fraudsters to prey on the vulnerable

Unfortunately, during the current coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increase in scam emails, calls and texts which seek to exploit the coronavirus crisis and it is the elderly and vulnerable in our society who are being targeted. Most are isolated at home and may well be doing more online than they normally would to […]

Coronavirus update

Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, both of our offices are now closed. We are continuing with our business remotely and the majority of our staff are working from home and able to progress new and existing matters. Please contact us using the emails and phone numbers below: Edinburgh: 0131 200 1200 […]

Scotland’s leading medical negligence lawyer retires

One of Scotland’s leading legal experts on medical negligence has retired after more than 45 years – leaving behind a legacy of changing the relationship between patients and the medical profession.  Fred Tyler, who spent his entire 45-year career with Balfour+Manson in Edinburgh, won a landmark ruling at the UK Supreme Court in 2015 for Nadine […]

Commercial actions in the Sheriff Court

“What is it going to cost?” “How long is it going to take?” Almost every litigator will be familiar with hearing at least one of these two questions from their client prior to embarking on any adversarial process. The reality is that litigation can be very expensive (particularly for privately paying clients) and for the […]

Lawyer behind Article 50 case to lead school music fees challenge

The following article was published in The Herald on Wednesday 24th April 2019 by Margaret Taylor. Click here to view on Herald Scotland website THE SOLICITOR who secured a court ruling confirming that the UK can revoke the Brexit process without the say-so of fellow EU states has been brought on board to mount a […]