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News & Blog
  • Blackadders Solicitor talks differences in Scottish & Islamic Inheritance Law

    Blackadders Solicitor talks differences in Scottish & Islamic Inheritance Law

    19th January 2018

    Blackadders Solicitor Samera Ali talks about the differences in Scottish & Islamic Inheritance Law in her first Vlog.

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  • 5 Ways to Reduce your Inheritance Tax Bill this Christmas
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    5 Ways to Reduce your Inheritance Tax Bill this Christmas

    21st December 2017

    Christmas is a time for giving and there are several ways to make over cash or assets to someone as efficiently as possible when it comes to inheritance tax (IHT).

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  • Loch Employment Law’s 12 Tips of Christmas
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    Loch Employment Law’s 12 Tips of Christmas

    19th December 2017

    December – the chaos of Seasonal festivities, workload deadlines, travel disruption and notorious office parties has begun. As the song goes “So this is Christmas”! While the fortnight before the Yuletide break can offer a welcome opportunity for colleagues to relax and celebrate, the festive period also presents its own unique employment law challenges.

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  • Declare your views on receiving life-prolonging medical treatment before it’s too late
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    Declare your views on receiving life-prolonging medical treatment before it’s too late

    11th December 2017

    Living Wills are not yet legally binding in Scotland, however a recent case in England shows that medical staff are putting greater emphasis on respecting the wishes of patients.

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  • “You mean more to me than anything in the world and I need you to believe me…”
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    “You mean more to me than anything in the world and I need you to believe me…”

    1st December 2017

    It was announced yesterday that Prince Harry has become engaged to US actress and star of TV show Suits (Rachel Zane), Meghan Markle.

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  • Transfer of Agricultural Tenancies, now on death, during lifetime or with a view to retirement?
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    Transfer of Agricultural Tenancies, now on death, during lifetime or with a view to retirement?

    7th November 2017

    The introduction of Part 10 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 has brought, as many are aware, an improvement in the options available to a 1991 Act tenant when considering a transfer of an interest in the tenancy.

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  • Getting a ticket from a private car park – Do you need to pay?
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    Getting a ticket from a private car park – Do you need to pay?

    25th October 2017

    A lot of people think that if you park your car in a private car park owned by, for example, the local supermarket or a big hotel, and you get a penalty ticket due to overstaying, or not being a customer, you don’t have to pay it. “Only the state can fine people”, they say, “and since when is Morrison’s the state?”

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  • Shepherd and Wedderburn announces new Associates

    Shepherd and Wedderburn announces new Associates

    19th October 2017

    Reflecting the firms’ steady growth and commitment to nurturing talent, leading UK Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has promoted 11 solicitors to the position of Associate across its offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London.

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  • Why Lord Sugar isn’t sweet when Apprentices Mis-sell.
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    Why Lord Sugar isn’t sweet when Apprentices Mis-sell.

    19th October 2017

    For those of us still hooked on the TV show, “The Apprentice”, you are bound to have noticed that nothing invokes the scorn of Lord Sugar more than when candidates describe their goods or services with a dash of creative licence.

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  • Winning streak for law firm as Best Large Employer

    Winning streak for law firm as Best Large Employer

    13th October 2017

    Leading law firm Thorntons was crowned Best Large Employer for a second year running last night at Scotland’s Best Employer Awards 2017.

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