Articles



Tamar Tammes: How can focus on gender balance pay real dividends for your business?

Taking gender concerns seriously can be a commercial boon to companies, explains Tamar Tammes.

Published 3 December 2019

Ewan McIntyre: A legal letter from Lyon ‘part trois’ - c’est fini

Ewan McIntyre is a consultant to Burness Paull and expert in professional negligence and financial services litigation with over 25 years’ experience. He is currently enjoying a secondment with Racine, one of the main independent French law firms, in its Lyon office.

Published 29 November 2019

Gavin Buchan: New kids on the block in commercial property financing are here to stay

Gavin Buchan discusses how the rise of new finance possibilities is a positive development for all.

Published 29 November 2019

Katy Wedderburn: Gender pay gap reporting 2020 – are you ready?

Katy Wedderburn and Kirsty Fryer look at the 2020 gender pay gap regime.

Published 28 November 2019

Lynda Towers: Children (Scotland) Bill – what you need to know

Lynda Towers takes a look at what the Children (Scotland) Bill might mean for Scotland’s youth.

Published 26 November 2019

Greg Flett: Everything but the kitchen sink – how to resist an adjudicator’s award

The case of Dickie & Moore Limited v The trustees of the Lauren McLeish Discretionary Trust is a good example of how, sometimes, a scattergun approach is best used to try to resist an adjudicator’s award, writes Greg Flett.

Published 19 November 2019

Ewan McIntyre: Lyon, Paris, and Pétunia the lap dog - A legal letter from France ‘part deux’

Ewan McIntyre is a consultant to Burness Paull and expert in professional negligence and financial services litigation with over 25 years’ experience. He is currently enjoying a secondment with Racine, one of the main independent French law firms, in its Lyon office.

Published 18 November 2019

David Bell: Accounting issues in unfair prejudice claims

David Bell considers unfair prejudice claims in business disputes and how the role of the forensic accountant can play a part in resolving these.

Published 15 November 2019

Our Legal Heritage: Faculty’s Royal Mile buildings

As you would expect of properties in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the Faculty of Advocates’ Lord Reid Building and Mackenzie Building are steeped in history.

Published 15 November 2019

Julie Hamilton: Spotlight on mediation

Julie Hamilton considers the role of mediation in commercial litigation and whether the flexibility it offers may be the route to avoiding, or at least limiting, the disputes that get to court.

Published 12 November 2019

Zoe McDonnell: Victim surcharge could generate substantial funds

25 November 2019 might later be judged a significant date for supporting victims of crime in Scotland. Nobody would dispute that victims of crime should receive support, but opinion may be divided on the fairest way to fund that.

Published 11 November 2019

Chris Phillips: The rocky road of romance at work

Briton Steve Easterbrook, credited with adding huge value to the McDonald’s fast food business during his tenure as US chief executive, has lost the top job he has held since 2015.

Published 5 November 2019

Laura Donohoe: Bringing women's state pension age into line with men's ignores reality

The BackTo60 campaign group has lost a significant case against the government regarding its decision to raise the state pension age of women.

Published 5 November 2019

Andy McFarlane: An industry renewed

It is certainly an interesting time for the renewables industry in Scotland. Despite ongoing political (and consequent economic) uncertainty, the revival of the on-shore wind sector following the post Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) downturn continues apace, and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.

Published 4 November 2019

Rachael Kelsey: Inherent jurisdiction and child law – two new cases

There are two new cases, both of which develop the jurisprudence on the use of the inherent jurisdiction of the courts in child law matters, and both matters in which SKO has acted.

Published 31 October 2019