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  • UK government begins refunding Employment Tribunal feesUK government begins refunding Employment Tribunal fees
    The first phase of the scheme to refund Employment Tribunal fees has been launched by the UK government. Justice minister Dominic Raab said that the phase will last up to four weeks and will begin with refunds being issued to people who have contacted the Ministry of
  • New model private residential tenancy form publishedNew model private residential tenancy form published
    The Scottish government has published the new model form of private residential tenancy agreement which will be used under legislation coming into force on 1 December 2017, TC Young explains. Under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016, which replaces
  • Lobbying Register to open next MarchLobbying Register to open next March
    All regulated lobbying in Scotland, as defined in the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016, will have to be included in the new Lobbying Register from Monday 12 March 2018. Passed in 2016, the act states that certain face to face meetings with MSPs or the Scottish
  • Terra Firma sponsors law school music societyTerra Firma sponsors law school music society
    Terra Firma Chambers is delighted to provide sponsorship for the Edinburgh Law School Music Society for the 7th consecutive year. The Edinburgh Law School Music Society was formed in 2009. They perform two concerts every year. The first is as Christmas, featuring
  • Calling all construction lawyersCalling all construction lawyers
    We are pleased to report that our sister publication Scottish Construction Now has reached an important milestone, clocking up 54,000 unique users and over 7,500 subscribers to the free daily newsletter last month — confirming Scottish Construction Now as the
  • Law Society concerned broadband service obligation ‘not truly universal’Law Society concerned broadband service obligation ‘not truly universal’
    The Law Society of Scotland has said that aspects of the universal service obligation (USO) for broadband service providers mean it is unlikely to meet the needs of more remote rural communities in Scotland. In its response to the Department for Digital, Culture Media
  • Supreme Court rules embassies’ immunity from employment claims unlawfulSupreme Court rules embassies’ immunity from employment claims unlawful
    Provisions of the State Immunity Act 1978 preventing employees of foreign embassies bringing claims for compensation again employer states are unlawful, the UK Supreme Court has ruled. Judgment was handed down yesterday in the case of Janah v Secretary of State for
  • Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace sponsor school sports kitsRaeburn Christie Clark & Wallace sponsor school sports kits
    Aberdeen and north-east legal firm Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace (RCC&W) is proudly sponsoring the sports kits of two Banchory schools. Banchory Primary’s running club has started the school year with new hi-vis running vests sponsored by the firm. The
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