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Welcome to the watersrule solicitors blog. The blog contains general legal news updates and news from our firm. For expert legal advice on any matter please contact our solicitors (Stirling: 01786 235 235; Tillicoultry: 01259 753 330)

Employment Tribunal Service Streamlined by Compromise

When they have a greivence in the workplace, over one in ten employees prefer to negotiate a compromise agreement with their employer rather than go to an employment tribunal.

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Help for SME’s : New Crowdfunding Platform Launched

A UK equity and debt crowdfunding platform called “Funding Tree” has been launched this week. The platform seeks to support small and medium-sized businesses through “every stage of their life cycle”, from seed capital to Series A and B rounds.

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Judge Further Clarifies When Care Decisions Can Be Subject to Judicial Review

A claimant cannot bring a decision under judicial review unless they have exhausted all alternative remedies – even if these remedies are non-statutory says Court of Session Judge.

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Report Published on Improving Scottish Housing Market

The RICS led an independent Scottish Housing Commission which has published its proposals to improve Scotland’s housing market.

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Obesity May Now Be Considered a Disability

A preliminary EU court ruling has determined that severe obesity in the future may be classified as a disability under EU law.

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Thousands of Scots Could Be Due Payout for Holidays After EU Ruling

A ruling of the European Court of Justice could mean back-dated payouts for thousands of workers across Scotland. The judgment allows employees throughout the UK to claim holiday pay for regular overtime, commission and shift allowances.

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Survey Reveals Strong Demand in Scottish Property Market

According to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey, house price gains in June remained positive across Scotland, and demand for property continued to grow across the country.



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Scottish Government's Plan to Appoint Named Guardians for Every Child Faces Legal Challenge

The No To Named Persons (NO2NP) campaign group claim that ministers acted illegally and outwith their powers. Legal papers formally challenging the Scottish Government’s named person plans have been lodged at the Court of Session.

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The End of Right to Buy in Scotland

This week saw The Housing (Scotland) Bill being passed by the Scottish Parliament, marking the end of the right to buy social housing in Scotland. It is estimated that this will prevent the sale of 15,000 social houses across the next 10 years.

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Improvements in Mortgage Affordability

Mortgages have become more affordable over the last five years, according to new figures from Halifax. This improvement in affordability has been seen all over the UK, with the exception of London and the South East.

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