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How tenants became owners

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31 May 2016

Tenants of certain long leases became the outright owner of their property following provisions of the Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012.

Employers have to be careful of beliefs

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30 May 2016

In today’s Scotsman, John Lee, a Partner in our Employment team, examines the increasing potential for employers to fall foul of the discrimination legislation which protects “philosophical” beliefs held by staff.

Eilish McColgan presents the Lindsays Trophy to 2016 Scottish XC winners

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26 May 2016

Eilish McColgan took time out from her determined bid to qualify for a second Olympics to present the Lindsays Trophy for cross country participation in Scotland to 2016 winners, Giffnock North AAC

A Glasgow toast to Her Majesty

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25 May 2016

In recognition of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday, the City of Glasgow Licensing Board has announced that it will grant a one hour extension to all premises with an on-sales facility.

Guidance to help employers avoid “dress code” discrimination

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24 May 2016

The recent high profile case widely covered in the media regarding dress code policy should be a prompt to employers that they ensure their policy is reasonable in nature and necessary for the specific job.

SPRT – a new type of tenancy

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24 May 2016

The Scottish Private Residential Tenancy (SPRT) is the new regime to be introduced to Scotland’s private rental sector which may come into effect as early as the end of 2017.

Eilish McColgan’s training blog - May 2016

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23 May 2016

With the Olympic Trials only a matter of weeks away, Eilish has achieved the second of her two required qualifying standard times in the 5000m and has set a new personal best at this distance and getting her name into the UK All-Time Top 12 for her 3000m time at the Diamond League event in Doha.

A new Director joins our Commercial Property team

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13 May 2016

The growth of our Commercial Property team continues with the appointment of Dawn Anderson who joins as a Director in our Edinburgh office.

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