Employment Tribunal Fees Illegal – Official!

The UK Supreme Court has declared application fees for Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunals illegal as they are contrary to UK and EU law. In delivering its judgement on this case, the Court said “The Fees Order is unlawful under both domestic and EU law because it has the effect of preventing access to […]

Cecilia Miller, Commercial Lawyer at Walker Laird

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Today, our most recent recruit Cecilia Miller, gives us an insight into her experience in law and what she aims to achieve on joining Walker Laird. I qualified as a lawyer over 20 years ago, and, since then, have spent my time specialising in commercial property, doing deals and giving advice to buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, […]

Walker Laird – Proud Sponsors of Glasgow Hawks RFC

20 years ago this month, Glasgow Hawks took to the pitch for the first time and what better time to announce that Walker Laird are now proud sponsors of Glasgow Hawks Rugby Club! With the new season just around the corner, we’re delighted to feature on the Glasgow Hawks home kit. Last season, Hawks reached […]

Accident at work? Here’s what you need to know

When it comes to accidents at work, it can often be a daunting process when looking to pursue a claim especially if you are unsure of how to go about it. Here we have summarised some key facts to consider when reporting an accident at work or claiming compensation for a workplace injury.   Employers […]

Distracted Drivers and the Dangers

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The law regarding mobile phone usage at the wheel has recently changed, involving a hefty fine and penalty points for those caught. Recent study results have shown that road users are frightened by the idea of colliding with a distracted driver more than having their car stolen or driving in bad weather. If you’re involved […]

Walker Laird scores for the Scottish Association for Mental Health

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Walker Laird were proud to take part in a charity football tournament which was hosted by Rutherford Cross in order to raise money for SAMH, the nation’s leading mental health charity. It was an excellent team-bonding event fuelled by competitive spirit and we’ve managed to raise over a whopping £1,000 in donations so far! The tournament took […]

Mortgage Lending up 12% in May

The latest release of date from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) shows that lending in May increased 12% when compared to April’s figure. Standing at £20.1 billion,  it is also ahead of the May 2016 figure when it stood at £17.9 billion. However, it’s not all positive growth.  The CML has also revised down its […]

Children have Legal Rights too

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Scots law says you can’t disinherit your children. This isn’t quite as simple as is seems and there are a number of “ifs” “ands” and “buts” you need to think about when dealing with a child’s entitlement to inherit a part of their parent’s estate. The law in Scotland sets out how the rights of spouses, […]

Divorce or Separation – what’s the best way forward?

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Many marriages, civil partnerships and other cohabitation arrangements end in separation, and in the case of marriage, divorce. Trying to reach a resolution of the issues between the parties can be extremely difficult. In a high number of cases, solicitors will be instructed to help achieve this resolution. It’s not all court proceedings and “he […]

Thinking about selling? Now’s the time

We have seen a very different, vastly improved property market for sellers this year. Many of our clients have been surprised at just how good a result we’ve managed to achieve for them. It is all about supply and demand. The market is underpinned right now by a good demand amongst buyers, this is certainly […]