Laura McKenna discusses a case in which the claimant suffered from paranoid delusions, but was not considered to be disabled. Suffering from a serious mental health condition is no guarantee of disability status.
Morton Fraser has donated £10,000 to Scotland's national children's charity, Children 1st, to ensure its Parentline service can continue to serve parents and carers throughout Scotland. Parentline offers specific help and advice about how best to support children with practical and emotional i
Morton Fraser and Dickson Minto have committed to using the Law Society of Scotland's contextualised recruitment system to increase workplace diversity and social mobility. Following a successful pilot using the system, which was created by the Law Society in partnership with diversity recruitment s
Morton Fraser has been appointed to deliver full-service legal representation to Historic Environment Scotland for the next two years, with two possible one year extensions, following a competitive tender. The exclusive contract will see Morton Fraser’s public sector team provide legal advice
A recent decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union may impact on the Supreme Court when they consider the (in)famous Uber employment status case in July 2020, writes David Walker. After being probably the highest profile aspect of employment law in 2017/18, the profile of cases relati
Morton Fraser has announced 17 new solicitor promotions. The appointments, effective from 1 July, cover the following practice areas: agricultural and rural, banking and finance, commercial property, construction, succession and tax planning, employment and litigation. Forming part of Mort
Morton Fraser has launched an online fixed-price mediation service for employment disputes. The firm hosted the launch of Scottish Mediation's 'Mediation Charter' at its offices earlier this year and sees this as a natural step in raising the profile of mediation in Scotland.
Morton Fraser has been appointed to deliver a range of legal services to Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority (SPA). The contract was awarded through a competitive tender process and will be delivered over the next two years, with two potential one-year extensions.
Stuart McWilliams details the immigration implications for businesses restructuring during the pandemic. The economic consequences we are experiencing because of the coronavirus crisis are clear. Many businesses are closed, while others are trying to reduce costs as they cope with a loss of income.
Morton Fraser has been reappointed under the Scottish government’s Legal Services Framework to provide general property legal services for the next two years, with the option to extend the contract for a further two. The exclusive contract will see Morton Fraser provide a diverse range of lega
Business across almost every sector is undergoing significant change, and we can all see examples of new technologies and innovations disrupting “the way we do things”. The legal profession is not immune to this, writes Maggie Moodie. Indeed, stories appear with more and more frequency t
Morton Fraser has been reappointed to provide legal services to the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC). The contract is for an initial two-year period with two further optional 12-month extensions and follows a competitive tendering process. The reappointment will see the firm provide commercial,
Julie Scott-Gilroy, an associate at Morton Fraser, has been accredited as a specialist in construction law by the Law Society of Scotland. Ms Scott-Gilroy acts for a variety of clients including employers (private and public), contractors, sub-contractors, consultants and insurers. Her recent w
Morton Fraser has promoted commercial property expert Amar Wali to partner within its housebuilding and commercial real estate team. Mr Wali's appointment comes in the wake of a number of new client wins for the team in the past 12 months.
Morton Fraser has been reappointed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide legal services in Scotland for the next three years. The reappointment follows a competitive tendering process and will see Morton Fraser provide services in various areas including litigation, property, employment, plann