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Billy Smith

Progress in Improved Cross-Border Small Claims Procedure

A draft law to improve and broaden the use of a simplified procedure for low-value cross-border claims to recover money from abroad has been informally agreed by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the European Council.

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IOSH Course Helping Employers Make UK Workplace Safer

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has developed a training programme, which provides business leaders with the knowledge they require to appropriately mange health and safety within their respective enterprises.

Crucially, the training package is specifically designed for business leader who have limited spare time on their hands.

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Emma King

Dispute between Neighbours over Height of Hedge

Scotland’s High Hedges Act has been used once again to resolve a long-running and bitter dispute between neighbours, reports the Telegraph.

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Karianne Falconer

Edinburgh is Becoming a Seller’s Market

The property market in Edinburgh and the rest of East Central Scotland is becoming more of a seller’s market, according to the ESPC, with a fall in the number of new homes being put on the market.

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Billy Smith

Fighting Age Discrimination in Recruitment

A best practice protocol that aims to end age discrimination in recruitment has been launched by Age UK and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation to give older people a better chance of finding work.

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Emma King

Sheriff Appeal Court Appointments Confirmed

The appointments of Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen QC as the President of the new Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Principal Craig Scott QC as Vice President have recently been confirmed by the Lord President.

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Back Pain Growing Problem for UK Employees

A recent study by Nuffield Health shows approximately three million UK employee/workers experience problems with back pain and are, either, unable to work or are on long-term sick leave as a result.

Additionally and worryingly, somewhere in the region of six million individuals working in the UK have back pain that is undiagnosed.

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Karianne Falconer

Scotland's Seaside Towns See Increased Property Prices

Some of Scotland’s seaside towns have seen property prices double since 2005, according to research from Bank of Scotland.

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Billy Smith

Private Landlord Report Attracts Criticism

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has spoken out against a recent Citizens Advice study that claims 740,000 households in England live in privately rented homes that present a severe threat to tenants' health.

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Karianne Falconer

UK Sees Rise in Properties for Sale

There has been a 5% increase in the number of properties entering the UK market during the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014.

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Emma King

Edinburgh Firm Fined For Failure to Protect Worker

A local pharmaceutical firm has appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court where it pleaded guilty to safety failings after an employee was exposed to hazardous substances.

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Karianne Falconer

Strong Start for Property Market in East Central Scotland

The property market across East Central Scotland saw a very positive start to 2015, according to the ESPC.

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Billy Smith

Neighbours Resolve Dispute over High Hedges

A couple from Uddingston in Lanarkshire have successfully used the High Hedges (Scotland) Act to resolve a dispute with their neighbour over the size of leylandii trees in her garden, reports the Daily Mail.

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Do UK Employees Now Need to Work Past 65?

The majority of employees in the United Kingdom now expect to work past the age of 65, if recent research from Canada Life Group Insurance is to be believed.

The survey found that approximately 61 per cent of UK employees expect to work beyond the ‘normal’ retirement.

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Karianne Falconer

Supply Constraints Drive Prices in Scotland

There has been steady growth in house sales and buyer enquiries in Scotland during March, and the number of properties coming onto the market continued to lag behind demand, pushing prices rapidly upwards.

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Emma King

MEPs Back Small Debt Recovery Plans

The European Parliament’s legal affairs committee has given its backing to plans to improve and broaden the use of a simplified procedure for low-value cross-border claims to recover money from abroad.

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Karianne Falconer

Sharp Rise in Cash House Sales over £500,000

There has been a sharp rise in the number of cash sales of houses worth over half a million pounds, with numbers increasing by 19.6% in 2014 according to figures from Registers of Scotland (RoS).

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Billy Smith

Reforms of the Private Rental Sector

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation over plans to overhaul legislation governing the private rental sector.

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New Equal Pay Law on the Horizon in UK

UK Businesses that employ in excess of 250 people will be required to publish what they pay their male and female staff as well as the average difference between male and female pay, if a recent amendment to proposed legislation is approved by the House of Commons.

If as thought, the amendment is approved, the Secretary of State will be allowed a period of twelve months to implement the provision.

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Karianne Falconer

ESPC Reports Increase in Buyer and Seller Activity

The property market across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife continues to display positive signs, according to ESPC, with February 2015 seeing a 16% increase in house sales compared to the previous year, and seller activity increasing by 13%.

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