Articles



Andrew Scott: Enforcing your IP rights – the power of a search order

Andrew Scott takes a look at the value of search orders when enforcing intellectual property rights.

Published 9 July 2021

Stephen Farrell: Sports governance – swimming caps, regulations and the drive for inclusivity

Stephen Farrell takes a look at whether sports governance bodies are doing enough to tackle issues of diversity and inclusion.

Published 9 July 2021

Beverley Addison: Same-sex adoption, fertility law and the future

To mark the end of Pride Month, Beverley Addison, a senior solicitor in BTO’s family law team, takes us on a journey through the history of family law in Scotland for LGBTQ+ people. In the third and final part today, she looks at adoption as well as fertility law – before thinking about the future. See also: part one and part two.

Published 2 July 2021

Rachael Kelsey: Thinking of a job move?

Looking at the number of adverts on Scottish Legal News recently it would appear that as we come out of the pandemic (here’s hoping) that quite a lot of you are.

Published 2 July 2021

Patrick Christie: Hardly a deficiency

In 2019 a survey of Americans found that 55 per cent believe they will not receive their full social security benefits from the government, the US equivalent of the state pension. The primary reason for this belief is that there will not be enough money in the social security pot to pay out because of the government deficit.

Published 2 July 2021

Jennifer Skeoch: Indirect sex discrimination – update and guidance

Jennifer Skeoch looks at indirect sex discrimination following the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision, Hughes v Progressive Support Limited.

Published 1 July 2021

Beverley Addison: Saying ‘I do’ to equal marriage

To mark the end of Pride Month, Beverley Addison, a senior solicitor in BTO’s family law team, takes us on a journey through the history of family law in Scotland for LGBTQ+ people. See part one here.

Published 1 July 2021

Beverley Addison: The changing status of LGBTQ+ relationships

To mark the end of Pride Month, Beverley Addison, a senior solicitor in BTO’s family law team, takes us on a journey in the coming days through the history of family law in Scotland for LGBTQ+ people.

Published 30 June 2021

John Kiely: Player endorsement – A world of opportunity for Scottish football

Money’s notoriously tight in Scottish football. So, could new transfer rules see clubs yield better value for money by signing the best talent from further afield? writes John Kiely.

Published 30 June 2021

Elizabeth Denham: Improving mobile phone data extraction practices across the criminal justice system in the UK

Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, discusses data extraction from phones as the rules catch up with reality. 

Published 30 June 2021

Paul Motion: European Commission approves post-Brexit data protection regime – but UK is put on probation

The UK's data protection regime has been given a pass by the EU, for now. Paul Motion explains the details.

Published 29 June 2021

Iskander Fernandez: HMRC leading over 12,000 interventions into use of coronavirus support schemes

Iskander Fernandez, partner at law firm BLM, discusses HMRC's role in leading over 12,000 interventions into the use of UK government Covid support schemes.

Published 29 June 2021

Hamish Lean: Agricultural tenancies update

Bob McIntosh, the Tenant Farming Commissioner, spoke at a conference on agricultural law at the beginning of June and gave a useful update of his activities and a range of issues surrounding agricultural tenancies. Hamish Lean has the details.

Published 28 June 2021

Tom Stocker: How the Bribery Act transformed business for the common good

As the Bribery Act 2010 approaches its 10th birthday on 1 July, Tom Stocker explains why it is widely recognised as an excellent piece of legislation which transformed the corporate compliance landscape.

Published 28 June 2021

Duncan Glassey: Let’s talk about fees

How much are you charged by your financial adviser? It seems a very simple question, doesn’t it? However, it is often avoided, dodged or circumvented by financial advisers.

Published 28 June 2021