With further consolidation on the horizon, Greig Rowand provides tips for law firms on how to ensure a smooth merger.
Published 13 May 2016
A recent decision by Sheriff Peter Braid in Edinburgh, in the case of Summary Application under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 by J, Solicitor in respect of the Adult F, will give practitioners food for thought when applying to have themselves appointed as financial guardian in respect of incapax adults, writes Cameron Shaw.
Published 12 May 2016
Ray Gribben examines the government's proposals for tackling money laundering in the wake of the Panama Papers.
Published 10 May 2016
Brian Inkster discusses the implications of Holyrood's new make-up for crofting law, asking whether it is time crofting had a dedicated voice in the Parliament.
Published 9 May 2016
Lindsay Darroch explains his reservations about the ADS.
Published 27 April 2016
As Game of Thrones Simon returns to our screens this weekend Simon Allison reflects on how Jon Snow could have avoided being stabbed repeatedly by his friends.
Published 22 April 2016
Published 19 April 2016
Court proceedings can be speedy but jurisdictional issues can be awkward, writes Marisa Cullen.
Published 18 April 2016
Scrapping the SNP's 1,000 extra officers policy will open the way for properly resourcing the single force writes Kath Murray.
Published 8 April 2016
Lorna Walker (pictured on left), senior solicitor at Govan Law Centre's Prevention of Homelessness Projectexplains how GLC's partnership work with Glasgow City Mission's Glasgow Winter Night Shelter has helped prevent people sleeping rough on the streets of Glasgow.
Published 7 April 2016
Remotely Piloted Air Systems – also known as drones – have been the subject of much controversy lately, writes James McMillan.
Published 6 April 2016
Ian Maxwell of Families Need Fathers (FNF) Scotland calls for Scottish courts to publish more family law judgments.
Published 5 April 2016
Published 5 April 2016
Lindsey Miller, head of the Serious and Organised Crime Division at the Crown Office, discusses a recent victory and the powerful provisions of anti-bribery legislation.
Published 4 April 2016
Following a consultation last year which received 35 written responses a very short draft bill has been produced by the Scottish government which promises to make significant changes to the current ability for victims and survivors of abuse to bring claims for damages, writes Paula Jefferson.
Published 30 March 2016