BTO has announced its latest round of promotions, including four new partners, with effect from 1 December 2023. This news closely follows the addition of new Edinburgh based partners Tim Edward and Euan Fleming in November.
A recent survey from the Trade Union Congress has found that in a poll of 1,000 women, 3 in 5 women say they have experienced harassment at work – rising to almost 2 in 3 women aged 25 to 34, writes Laura Salmond. The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill, received royal
Euan Fleming has joined BTO’s wills, estates and succession planning team in Edinburgh. He brings two decades of experience in the private client sector and an impressive track record of helping a diverse range of clients on matters including asset protection, succession and tax planning.
Solicitor advocate Tim Edward is the newest partner to join BTO’s dispute resolution team, where he will lead the firm’s professional liability division. An accredited specialist in professional negligence, and a member of The Legal 500’s ‘Hall of Fame’ for both commerc
Is an employer liable for “grooming” carried out by a work experience student during and following a placement? Dawn Robertson looks at a recent English case. Employers are, generally speaking, legally responsible for the wrongful, whether negligent or deliberate, actions of their employ
Lesley Grant and Kimberley Tochel flag risks for employers following a recent ruling. An employee claiming disability discrimination has been awarded more than £134,000 in compensation. The recent Employment Tribunal judgment in Brosnan v Coalo Limited underscores the associated risks of using
In recent years, there has been an increase in discussion and awareness of the impact of the menopause in the workplace, writes Katie Hendry. Last year, the charity Wellbeing of Women launched the ‘Menopause Pledge Workplace Campaign’. The pledge indicates the employers&rs
The statutory instrument making amendments to the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993 comes into force today. This changes the procedure for defended family actions in a wholesale manner, replacing the existing procedure with rules heavily focused on case management, writes Lesley Gordon. Unfortunately, there
As most employers will be aware, the duty to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled person applies to workers/employees who have started work, as well as to those seeking work, writes Douglas Strang. Employers must, therefore, consider and comply with the duty to make adjustments when considerin
Douglas Strang looks at a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision in relation to unlawful discrimination. Higgs v Farmor’s School and others relates to an incident which happened as long ago as October 2018 and it is a separate matter of concern that it has taken the best part of five
The Flexible Working Bill will likely see more employees become aware of the right to make flexible working requests and the volume of these requests will increase, Laura Salmond suggests. On 29 July 2023, the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill received Royal Assent. These amendments
BTO Solicitors LLP is sponsoring Helensburgh Art Club's 70th annual exhibition, which begins this weekend. Helensburgh Art Club has the largest membership of any art group in the West of Scotland and currently has a waiting list for future members.
In the case of Kirkwood v Thelem Insurance, 2023, the Inner House of the Court of Session shone a light on the recoverability of English solicitors’ costs for a litigation conducted in Scotland before the Court of Session, write Mark Hastings and Gavin Aitken.
Practitioners and medical professionals alike will be interested to note the recent judgment of the Sheriff Appeal Court in McCallum v Morrison, 2023 in which the pursuer’s appeal against the dismissal of a psychiatric injury claim following a dentist’s failure to follow adequate infecti