Dispute Resolution

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the TCC has declined to grant an injunction preventing an adjudication from going ahead.   With so much of the economy grinding to a halt, there is little that has been left unaffected by the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. However, last week, a contractor was told by the English… Read more »

Health & Safety

To keep pace with the pandemic, the HSE is issuing fresh guidance for businesses who are continuing operations. The most recent relates to the requirement to report COVID-19 cases under RIDDOR. It clarifies that, in certain circumstances, employers do have an obligation to report new cases of COVID-19. When to report? The obligation to report… Read more »

Real Estate

Our weekly Real Estate blog addresses a range of property issues for homeowners, landlord and tenants in Scotland. A lot of people are experiencing financial hardship across Scotland due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This hardship has left many tenants in the private rented sector concerned about whether they can afford to pay their rent, and… Read more »

Dispute Resolution

As has been made clear by the government in recent weeks, individuals, where possible, should work from home. Whilst for some the advent of “flexible working” began prior to this, for the majority this style of working is completely novel. Numerous articles have been published recently suggesting tips to overcome the challenges remote working presents…. Read more »

Planning & Environment

The (English) Court of Appeal decision in the Heathrow case was national news, especially since it involved the Paris Agreement on climate change. Although the decision focuses on English legislation, it does have implications for planning decision-making in Scotland. “takes account of” Although the case involved detailed legal arguments, the decision turned on whether the… Read more »

Public Law

While most of us are focused on the Coronavirus outbreak and coping with self-isolation or ‘social distancing’, the Brexit process is still pressing ahead (although, given the circumstances, mainly by videoconference). The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020; however, there are two main strands of work to be undertaken in the coming weeks… Read more »

Funds

The UK Government has requested that schools and all childcare providers continue to provide care for a limited number of children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home. This extends to those parents who work in financial services who are needed for the provision of essential… Read more »

Personal Law

As we receive an increasing number of queries in relation to wills and powers of attorney, it has become clear that the Covid-19 pandemic is encouraging people to forward plan. While many head to the internet to find out what they need to do, it is important that you get clear, accurate and professional advice…. Read more »