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

Edinburgh is Scotland’s Top Retirement Destination

Edinburgh is the destination of choice in Scotland for people looking to buy their last home for retirement, according to new research from Bank of Scotland.

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Unfair Working Practices a Problem Across Scotland

According to a report recently published by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), in excess of 46,500 Scottish workers and or employers are ‘desperate’ and ‘miserable’ due to unfair working practices - an increase of 5.5% on the previous year.

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Karianne Falconer

Edinburgh Property Sales Continue to Increase

House sales in Edinburgh increased by around 12% in January compared to the same time last year, according to the latest figures from ESPC.

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Billy Smith

Aberdeenshire Firm in Court Following Roof Fall Death

An Aberdeenshire business has appeared in Peterhead Sheriff Court, where it was fined for serious safety failings after a man died when he fell more than five metres through a fragile roof.

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Harry Peacock wins again!

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The team at Complete Clarity Solicitors are delighted to once again give an update on the continued progression of our Scottish shining boxing star Harry Peacock.

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Emma King

Insurance Bill Becomes Law

Legislation that implements reforms recommended by the Law Commissions of England and Wales and of Scotland to modernise and simplify insurance contract law across the UK has received Royal Assent.

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Billy Smith

New Powers for Business Groups to Tackle Late Payment

The UK Government has announced its intention to introduce tough new laws and bulk up existing codes of practice to tackle the issues of late payment and other unfair payment practices.

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Emma King

Worker Killed in Offshore Incident

An offshore services company has appeared in Aberdeen Sheriff Court following an incident in which a worker died after plunging 23 metres from a platform into the sea.

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ACAS Publishes New Code Clarifying Who Can Accompany Workers at Grievance or Disciplinary Hearings

With the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) having recently clarified the rules concerning the types of companions that workers can bring with them to grievance or disciplinary hearings, following a period of consultation, ACAS has now published a revised draft of the of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.

The EAT judgement in  Toal and another -v- GB Oils, which caused ACAS to act, held that workers have the right to be accompanied anyone at Disciplinary and Grievance hearings, provided the accompanying individual falls into one of the categories, which are listed in section 10 of the Employment Relations Act 1999. Workers, therefore, have the right to be accompanied at such hearings by trade unions officials, certified union representatives and fellow workers.

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Karianne Falconer

Edinburgh's Property Market Remains Buoyant

The latest house price report from the ESPC has revealed a 4% increase in the number of homes sold in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife in the last quarter of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013.

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Billy Smith

Landlords Concerned About Rent Arrears

The issue of rent arrears continues to be a major problem for landlords in the UK, according to a recent study by the National Landlords Association (NLA).

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Karianne Falconer

Optimism over Stamp Duty Reforms

There was a sluggish trend in new buyer demand and a tail-off in house price growth at the end of last year, according to the latest UK Residential Market Survey from RICS, however there is still an expectation that stamp duty reforms will support market activity.

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Emma King

New Rules for Cross-Border Judgments

New EU rules came into force on 10th January that are designed to help businesses and consumers resolve cross-border legal disputes more easily and save an expected €48 million each year across the EU.

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Billy Smith

Lothian Health Board Fined Over Death of Pensioner

Lothian Health Board has been fined £40,000 following the death of a pensioner after she was struck by one of its vans as she crossed a clearly marked pedestrian route into Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.

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Best Christmas Wishes

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the upcoming year.

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Karianne Falconer

Increase in Property Sales in Edinburgh

The latest House Price Report from the ESPC has revealed an annual increase of 19% in the number of houses sold in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife during the three months to November.

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Karianne Falconer

Link between Property Value Increases and Employment Gains

Council areas with the largest rises in employment have also seen the average value of properties rise by over £100,000 over the past 10 years, according to new research by Halifax.

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Emma King

The Importance of Writing a Will

A recent survey by the Law Society of Scotland found that as many as 57% of adults in Scotland do not have a legally valid will.

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UK Employers Attitudes to Pregnant Women Needs to Change, says Trades Union Congress

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) last week released a report, which suggested that attitudes held by employers must urgently be changed, with expectant mothers still being dismissed, bullied and sidelined.

The TUC report - called ‘The Pregnancy Test: Ending Discrimination at Work for New Mothers’ - said that what the law states on paper and what happens in reality are two different stories. TUC found that many pregnant women feel shunned as soon as they give their workplace the news that they are expecting.

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Billy Smith

Edinburgh Firm Fined for Worker’s Injury

A firm based at Fountainbridge in Edinburgh has appeared in court where it was fined for safety failings that led to a worker losing his sight in one eye.

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