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Annual holidays: employer’s rights v worker’s rights

Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 reg 15(1) a worker has the right to elect when he/she wants holidays by giving employer notice (unless the employment contract says otherwise, the notice given must be twice as long before the planned leave, as the length of planned annual leave itself).

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How do the COVID-19 measures affect my estate planning?

Estate planning allows you to get ahead of your future and ensure all the appropriate documentation that divides your estate is in line with your wishes. Having a well-thought out plan will not only protect you should you lose mental capacity, but it will also support your family and causes close to your heart on your death.

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The function of a Power of Attorney in the coronavirus pandemic

Making decisions is part of everyday life; from where we go when we step out the front door to who comes to visit us in our homes. You rarely consider a time where these choices will be made for you, and yet, the measures implemented as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis have left us all incapable of planning our next move.

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The importance of sorting your Will in the times of coronavirus

According to the Law Society, the number of people looking to write new Wills in the UK has risen by at least 30 per cent following the outbreak of coronavirus. Nevertheless, the process of creating and amending Wills relies heavily on face-to-face interaction, which makes the government measures to stay at home and self-isolate more challenging.

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Who can witness my Will with social distancing measures in place?

We as a nation have entered into uncharted territory as a result of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With our daily office trips and weekend activities stripped from our usual routine, we have been put in a state of unease about what we can and cannot do. 

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: what does it mean for employers?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly impacted businesses in the UK, with whole industries - such as hospitality and travel - almost grounding to a halt, leaving many employers facing tough decisions when it comes to staff retention.

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How can I avoid making redundancies in the coronavirus crisis?

A recent People Management and CIPD survey revealed that a quarter of UK employers expect to make permanent redundancies in response to the coronavirus crisis. At the same time, more than half are predicted to furlough staff members.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the implications for employment law

With the UK in lockdown, there’s no denying the impact this will have on businesses in the coming weeks and months. From sick pay to homeworking, for employees and employers, knowing your rights and obligations during this time is crucial.

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What are my rights to sick pay during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, you might find yourself having to take time off work. During this time, it is important to know your rights to sick pay if you cannot work due to COVID-19.

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Recent Personal Injury Settlements

This month has been a particularly busy one for Dallas McMillan and has seen us recover hundreds and thousands of pounds in compensation for clients throughout Scotland. 

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Covid-19 and the Importance of Planning for the Future

The ongoing pandemic has served as a reminder of the importance of planning for the future and having your affairs in order. The lockdown has also unfortunately highlighted the practical benefits of parents or older relatives having a Power of Attorney. We will explore below some of the many reasons why you should consider setting up both a Will and Power of Attorney.

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SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S FIRST HOME FUND

A new assisted purchase scheme to help first-time buyers has been launched by the Scottish Government.  It is called the First Home Fund and is designed to help first-time buyers get on to the property ladder.  It is a shared equity scheme and provides up to £25,000 towards the purchase price of new builds or existing homes.  Available to first-time buyers only, it runs up to March 2021 alongside other shared equity schemes.  It does not replace the current Help To Buy Scheme which will run until March 2021.   

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Dallas McMillan Announce Two New Promotions

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Dallas McMillan Solicitors are delighted to announce two promotions effective as of 1st December 2019.

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Dallas McMillan Race Night Raises more than £17,500 for Glasgow Charities

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Dallas McMillan held a charity race night at Glasgow’s Òran Mór on Thursday 5th September which raised more than £17,500 for Glasgow charities.

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Dallas McMillan feature on Scottish Legal News, regarding service provided for the Polish community

Dallas McMillan are delighted to have written an article featuring on the Scottish Legal News site, discussing their services for the Polish community.

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Compensation for psychological injuries caused by accidents

Can innocent victims of disasters such as the recent Glasgow Bin Lorry and Clutha Helicopter tragedies claim compensation (from the negligent party causing the disaster) for psychological injuries caused by involvement in such tragedies?

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Personal Injury Claims

There are various types of loss for which an accident victim can claim compensation, including:-

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Constructive Dismissal

Dismissal from employment will normally be carried out by the employer. However, can an employee potentially treat the actions of an employer as amounting to a dismissal, resign and claim unfair dismissal?

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Deciding to sell your home

It is crucial that you seek legal advice as soon as you decide you sell your home. In addition to instructing a Solicitor, you will also have to instruct an Estate Agent to market your property. To ensure the sale proceeds as smoothly and as efficiently as possible, it is sensible to instruct a Solicitor whose firm also has an Estate Agency practice. There are several key advantages to you in doing so:

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What to do if you are involved in an accident

We have been asked to explain what members of the public should do if they are unfortunately injured in an accident. There are three common types of accident that result in people making claims for compensation – road traffic accidents, accidents at work and slipping or tripping accidents. In each case there are three things you can do to maximise your chances of successfully recovering compensation.

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