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Update: the new rules on lay representation for non-natural persons

New rules will grant companes and other business vehicles access to lay representation, writes Zibya Bashir.

Published 4 November 2016

Blog: Bankrupts cannot be forced to draw down pension to satisfy debts

Gemma Lampert and Will Anderson look at whether a lump sum can be extracted from a pension and treated as income to pay creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.

Published 2 November 2016

Blog: Uber and the gig economy

Eric Gilligan  looks at what Friday's Uber case means for the gig economy.

Published 31 October 2016

Blog: The gig economy

David Morgan looks at the question of employment status in the gig economy.

Published 28 October 2016

Blog: Where next for GRG Customer Claims?

Over the past two weeks there have been a number of revelations regarding the conduct of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Restructuring Group. Iain McDougall looks at what's next for bank customers who have had their businesses affected by the conduct of the department.

Published 27 October 2016

Blog: Guessing game – minimum pricing's effect on alcohol sales

Audrey Ferrie offers post-case analysis of the recent ruling in favour of a minimum pricing policy for alcohol in Scotland.

Published 24 October 2016

Blog: Building firm foundations for future legal profession

Heather Mckendrick explains the work of the newly-launched Lawscot Foundation in supporting the next generation of Scottish lawyers.

Published 10 October 2016

Blog: Brexit – the top 5 loan documentation clauses to watch out for

As Brexit looms, Stuart Gillies (pictured) highlights the top five clauses to consider when reviewing loan documentation.

Published 6 October 2016

Blog: Bribery – the price to pay?

Published 4 October 2016

Update: Property managers advised to be code-compliant ahead of January 2018

Daryl Mcintosh advises property managers to be well-prepared ahead of the introduction of new rules next year.

Published 30 September 2016

Blog: Will the Alton Towers decision influence Scots law?

It will be interesting to see whether the recent fine of £5 million on the operator of Alton Towers has any influence on the future approach to be taken by Scottish courts in health and safety sentencing, writes Graham Reid.

Published 30 September 2016

On this day – 1999: The Fascinating Story Of Jeanette Smith And Graeme Grady

Katie Jukes discusses the Strasbourg ruling that allowed gay people to serve in the armed forces.

Published 27 September 2016

Blog: Prescription – When does the clock start?

John Paul Sheridan discusses prescription in the wake of ICL Plastics.

Published 21 September 2016