Articles



Tom Marshall: When is a factor not a factor?

The recent decision of the Inner House in Proven Properties (Scotland) Limited, reported in Scottish Legal News on 14 May, raises questions about the effectiveness, or at least the scope, of the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011, writes Tom Marshall.

Published 21 May 2020

Michael Upton: The Electronic Communications Code – three new cases

At the end of 2017 the new Electronic Communications Code (enacted by the Digital Economy Act 2017, amending the Communications Act 2003) replaced the old 1984 Telecommunications Code. After two-and-a-half years, the new code is producing a steady flow of decisions, throwing some much-needed light on its meaning, writes Michael Upton.

Published 21 May 2020

Vulnerable adults and coronavirus in Scotland

Rachel Walker, solicitor and associate at the Legal Services Agency, discusses the provisions for vulnerable adults in the coronavirus legislation.

Published 20 May 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Judicial office and politics

Benjamin Bestgen considers judges and politics (click here to view his last jurisprudential primer). See also SLN's review of Lord Sumption's book dealing with the same theme.

Published 20 May 2020

Roddy Cormack: The return to work of construction designers

Roddy Cormack explores the role of designers in the return to operations for the construction industry in the midst of the pandemic.

Published 19 May 2020

James Hamilton: Edinburgh’s epidemics of the 19th century

James Hamilton, writing for the WS Society, explores how enlightenment values helped Edinburgh defeat the twin scourges of typhoid and cholera.

Published 19 May 2020

Douglas Mill: Journal of the plague year

Douglas Mill looks at the handling of the current crisis and its likely outcomes for the profession.

Published 18 May 2020

Karyn McCluskey: Progressive justice must have the last word on prisons

Karyn McCluskey explains why the status quo on prison numbers cannot continue.

Published 18 May 2020

Roger Connon: Remote working comes of age

Roger Connon extols the benefits of remote working as it looks set to become the new norm.

Published 18 May 2020

Frances Sim: Are we ready for a Scottish Erin Brockovich?

Frances Sim contrasts the opt-in and opt-out approaches to group proceedings.

Published 15 May 2020

Alan McIntosh: Scotland must act to avert a problem debt crisis

Alan McIntosh explains why it is "vital" that the amendments proposed by Jackie Baillie MSP to the latest coronavirus bill are implemented.

Published 15 May 2020

Lynne Mulcahy: Cohabitation concerns in lockdown

Lockdown has created domestic tensions of many kinds in the home, for those in all different kinds of relationships, writes Lynne Mulcahy.

Published 14 May 2020

Paul Daly: Escape from Carltona?

Administrative law expert Paul Daly explores the Supreme Court's judgment in R v Adams.

Published 14 May 2020

Andrew Phillips: Fraud on furlough

Andrew Phillips explores the potential abuses of the furlough scheme. 

Published 13 May 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Judges’ quirks and legal reasoning

Benjamin Bestgen looks at why you might breathe a sigh of relief knowing his lordship has had breakfast. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 13 May 2020