Blogs



Blog: Trade Bill 2017 – 2019

Jennifer White Jennifer White outlines the provisions of proposed trade legislation. The governmen ...

Published 12 February 2018

Blog: Modern succession planning

Robert Burns Scottish Family Business Day takes place today. In honour of that, Robert Burns tak ...

Published 6 February 2018

Blog: Should Scotland have a Mediation Act? The Irish experience

Paul Kirkwood Solicitor and commercial mediator Paul Kirkwood asks whether Scotland should follow I ...

Published 5 February 2018

Blog: Time for schools to treat parents equally

Families Need Fathers Scotland suggests some schools' treatment of non-resident parents falls foul o ...

Published 2 February 2018

Blog: Has the CMA lost its merger control?

David Flint and Rebecca Ferguson look at how the CMA's approach to mergers in the grocery market is ...

Published 31 January 2018

Blog: Should the LGBT community be required to bear the burden of Brexit?

Jonathan Cooper OBE Barrister Jonathan Cooper OBE of Doughty Street Chambers looks at the protecti ...

Published 30 January 2018

Blog: Tools to weather an insolvency storm in the construction industry

Shona McCusker In the wake of Carillion's collapse, Shona McCusker looks at the contractual protect ...

Published 26 January 2018

Blog: Learning from our mistakes

Colin Hulme Colin Hulme discusses the most commonly encountered pitfalls in intellectual propert ...

Published 24 January 2018

Blog: Business and cryptocurrencies – future or failure?

Jamie Watt looks at the business risks associated with cryptocurrency projects, and the potential fo ...

Published 23 January 2018

Blog: Construction Act reform – potential impact on the industry

Rebecca Barrass Rebecca Barrass looks at the details of a UK government consultation reviewing ch ...

Published 19 January 2018

Blog: Please sir, can we have some more (information)?

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has fined (for the first time ever) a merging party f ...

Published 16 January 2018

Blog: Future surrogacy costs awarded to victim of medical negligence

Beverley Addison Beverley Addison comments on a recent personal injury case which included an aw ...

Published 15 January 2018

Blog: Top construction contract tips

Craig Bradshaw Craig Bradshaw gives his top 10 tips for reviewing design responsibility in constru ...

Published 11 January 2018

Blog: Removal of rates relief creates inconsistency in the charity sector

Gavin McEwan The Scottish government’s decision to remove business rates relief from independen ...

Published 5 January 2018

Blog: Perceived disability and unlawful treatment - be careful

David Hoey David Hoey looks at a case reminding us of the Equality Act's ambit. In terms of th ...

Published 4 January 2018