Coronavirus

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Simon Allison looks at common issues for employers during the coronavirus outbreak such as whether an employer can lay off staff and what happens if they are forced to close their premises. Lay-off/short time working clauseIn the unlikely event that your employees have a “lay off” or sho

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Emergency legislation on the coronavirus outbreak and the government's budget is to pass through the House of Commons without a vote on Thursday. The bill will be "nodded through", without opposition MPs calling for a vote.

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No new criminal jury trials will be commenced in Scotland from today, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has announced. The SCTS said in a statement: "Based on the government’s response to coronavirus we are continually reviewing the operation of the courts and tribunal

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Licensing expert Stephen McGowan comments on the guidance issued by the Scottish government on mass gatherings. As of Monday 16 March 2020, the Scottish government recommends that all large gatherings or mass events of 500 people or more be cancelled or postponed.

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The Law Society of Scotland's LexFactor event will be rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The event, which was meant to take place in Edinburgh yesterday, would have seen some of Scotland’s best-known law firms take to the stage to compete for the first ever LexFactor trophy i

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The Scottish Legal Awards has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The awards, which were due to be held in Glasgow next Thursday, have been called off until the summer.

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As the UK starts to grapple with the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Home Office has been quick off the mark to make a number of concessions aimed at assisting UK visa holders impacted by the spread of the virus and the associated disruption, writes Jamie Kerr. The first significant sign t

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Jurors and others should continue to attend Scottish courts as usual during the Coronavirus outbreak if they are not displaying symptoms, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has said. Anyone who has received medical advice to self-isolate should not attend court or any SCTS buildings, a

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A trial has been delayed on the advice of medical experts after it emerged that two witnesses had recently returned from Thailand, The Courier reports. Forfar man Malcolm Kane, 32, had been present at Forfar Sheriff Court for his breach of the peace trial when the case was adjourned.

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