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

Emma King is a solicitor at Complete Clarity Solicitors, specialising in Family Law and Litigation. Connect with Emma on LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/emmakingclarity

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lack of Awareness of Agency Workers’ Rights

Agency workers are often unaware of their employment rights and are afraid of raising workplace concerns due to fears over job security, according to a new study by Acas.

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Scottish Firm in Court over Worker’s Injury

An Aberdeenshire firm has appeared in Banff Sheriff Court where it was fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his gloved hand was pulled into a metalworking lathe.

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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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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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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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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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New Proposals to Tackle Late Payment

The UK Government has launched a consultation over new proposals that will require large and listed companies to publish detailed information about their payment practices and performance.

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Government Decides Against Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry

The UK Government has rejected calls by the House of Commons Transport Select Committee for an independent public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety, reports the Herald.

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Government Consults Over New Tenancy Proposals

The Scottish Government has launched a new consultation over plans to give tenants more security of tenure.

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Arguing Neighbours Top Nuisance List

As many as a quarter (27%) of people have had a problem with nuisance neighbours in the past year, according to new research from consumer rights organisation Which?.

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Reminder to Landlords of Obligations to Tenants

A quarter of landlords have been letting for less than five years, according to recent research by the National Landlords Association (NLA), which has been prompted by the finding to issue a reminder to landlords of the importance of understanding their obligations to tenants.

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Failure to Check can Cause Problems for Landlords

The failure to carry out basic checks on prospective tenants is leaving many UK landlords exposed to potential risks and problems, according to insurance company AXA.

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Reforming Insurance Contract Law

A bill has been introduced to the UK Parliament that will update the 100-year-old rules governing contracts between businesses and insurers.

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