Dawn Raids Part 1

For many organisations, the first intimation that they are under investigation is an unannounced visit by members of a regulatory agency, otherwise known as a dawn raid. The first few minutes of such a raid can be the most dangerous for the company. To reduce this danger as far as possible, the organisation’s employees, from […]

Trench safety

Excavation is an important element of most, if not all, construction projects; from installing utilities to removing old foundations and laying new ones, digging trenches and pits is a task that can’t really be avoided. But there are methods that can be used to ensure that excavations can be carried out in a way that […]

Private Residential Tenancies

If you’re a private landlord, you’ll be aware that at present, most private tenancies in Scotland are either short assured or assured tenancies. However, under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016, as of 1st December 2017, all new private tenancies will follow the new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) model. On 25th October 2017, the […]

Employment Tribunal Fees Refund

Back in July, we wrote about the historic Supreme Court decision to scrap employment tribunal fees. This decision is expected to raise the number of employment claims and recently the Government has started the first stage of refund issuing. Whilst the first round is limited to 1000 people contacted by the Court and Tribunal Service […]