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The latest legal news & family, employment, personal injury and wills & succession law news from Complete Clarity Solicitors.
Billy Smith

Consumer Rights Act Gives New Rights to Consumers

Consumers who buy digital products, such as music downloads or ebooks, now have new legal rights when these products are faulty.

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Karianne Falconer

Flats Experience the Biggest Price Rise

The average price of flats has risen by 60% over the past ten years, compared to an average rise of 38% for all other residential property types, new research has revealed.

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Scotland Complains About Less than 1% of Scottish Health Service Activity

Last year (2014/15), the Scottish Health Service had a 0.05% complaint rate, according to Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland – published at the end of September 2015.

Specifically, taking all hospital visits (including A&E visits) together with all GP, outpatient, dental and ophthalmic appointments into consideration, a total of 22,417 complaints were made by patients across Scotland.

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Emma King

Civil Court Reforms Come into Force

Tuesday 22nd September marked the start of the new legal year and also saw the official launch of the new All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court and the Sheriff Appeal Court.

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Billy Smith

Couple Find Loophole in High Hedges Legislation

A dispute between neighbours in Lundin Links in Fife over the height of a hedge has taken a new twist after the owners of the hedge turned it into a row of trees rather than scale back its height, reports the Daily Mail.

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Karianne Falconer

House Sales Rise but Prices Fall in East Central Scotland

There has been a 10.3% annual increase in the number of houses sold in East Central Scotland between June and August 2015, according to a recent report by ESPC. At the same time there has been 1.0% fall in the average selling price compared to the same period last year.

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Emma King

Government to Introduce Private Tenancies Bill

Earlier this month, the First Minister outlined the Scottish Government’s plans for the final year of this parliamentary term.

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Karianne Falconer

Impact of New Borders Railway on Housing Market

New figures published by Registers of Scotland (RoS) have revealed that the new Borders railway has yet to have an impact on the housing market in the surrounding area.

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Rise in Number of Mesothelioma Deaths in UK

Recent data from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) confirms that the mesothelioma death rate across England is increasing.

The new research shows that in England, the average mesothelioma death date currently sits at 4.5 deaths for every 100,000 people. Between 2008-2012, the rate was 2.6, which indicates a significant rise since that period.

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Billy Smith

Appointments to Specialist Personal Injury Court

Scotland’s new Sheriff Personal Injury Court has moved a step closer to becoming operational with the appointment of six sheriffs who will sit at the court as specialists in actions of damages for personal injury.

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Emma King

Bogus Self-Employment Can Cost Millions

As many as 460,000 people could be ‘bogusly self-employed’ and as a result be missing out on valuable benefits, such as holiday pay, Citizens Advice has claimed.

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Karianne Falconer

East Central Scotland Sees Increase in House Sales

There was a 4.1% increase in the number of houses sold across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife between May and July 2015, compared to the same period last year.

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Billy Smith

Glasgow Scaffolding Firm Fined Following Worker’s Death

A Glasgow scaffolding firm has appeared in Hamilton Sheriff Court in relation to the death of a worker, who fell nearly six metres from scaffolding to the ground.

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Female Solicitors “Working for Free” as of Today

According to new research from the Law Society of Scotland, female solicitors are working from free as of today due to the gender pay gap in the legal profession.

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Emma King

Statistics Reveal Fall in Debt Cases

The latest civil justice statistics, published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, have revealed a fall in the number of debt cases being considered by Scottish courts for the fifth year in a row.

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Occupational Health to be the Focus of UK Conference

With approximately 1.2 million workers in the United Kingdom thought to be suffering from a work-related illness in 2013-14, it’s perhaps no surprise that occupational health will be the main focus when the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) holds its 40th annual National Safety Symposium (NSS) later this year.

Working alongside with, health and social care, education as well as environmental and waste management groups, IOSH have put together an excellent programme of speakers.

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Billy Smith

Government Unveils Reforms to Strike Laws

The UK Government has recently published details of proposed reforms to strike laws, which it says will fairly balance the right to strike with the right of people to be able to go about their daily lives and work.

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Karianne Falconer

House Prices Continue to Rise in Edinburgh

There has been a slight fall in house prices across East Central Scotland, according to the latest ESPC House Report, although certain areas continue to buck the trend, including Dunfermline and parts of Edinburgh.

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Emma King

First Year of Early Conciliation from Acas

According to a recent report from Acas, the first year of its Early Conciliation (EC) service has been a success, with the workplace body dealing with over 83,000 EC cases between April 2014 and March 2015.

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Karianne Falconer

Scotland Bucks UK Property Supply Trend

The latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey has found that Scotland’s supply of residential housing is rising at a quicker rate than anywhere else in the UK.

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