Blog: Rules on public contract changes are clear as mud

Strict rules rightly govern contracts awarded by public bodies, and, in some cases, by utilities. Contractors must make clear not just their costs, but also exactly what they will do: so what happens when the buyer’s requirements change during a project? Recent regulations which sought to offer clarity have simply shifted this grey area, write Mark Macaulay (pictured right) and David Mcgowan (pictured below).

Published 28 November 2016

Douglas Mill: This town ain't big enough for the both of us

And Sparks will fly. Which will mean more to solicitors over 55.

Published 25 November 2016

Blog: Compensation and Set Off in Scots law

In the circumstances of a personal injury case where the claimant already owes money to the defender, what is the mechanism by which a defender can include the entirely unrelated debt within the proceedings to avoid becoming liable to make payment to a person who already owes them money?

Published 21 November 2016

Exclusive feature: A good day to bury bad news – RBS launches 'compensation scheme' for GRG customers

Cat Maclean assesses the new RBS’ compensation scheme for SMEs who were victims of the bank’s Global Restructuring Group.

Published 21 November 2016

Blog: RSLs – get your environmental information houses in order now in preparation for FOI

Consultant and solicitor Daradjeet Jagpal dissects the Scottish Information Commissioner’s latest decision notice regarding a request for information made of Ayrshire Housing and underlines the importance of RSL compliance.

Published 10 November 2016

Blog: Law! What Is It Good For?

Published 9 November 2016

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