Articles



Jenny Dickson: FOI requests – what public sector employees need to know

Jenny Dickson explains what public authorities ought to know about FOI requests, which they are routinely failing to timeously satisfy, if at all.

Published 30 January 2020

Elaine McIlroy: MAC report recommendations could simplify the new immigration system

Elaine McIlroy details the recommendations for the new post-Brexit single skills-based immigration system.

Published 29 January 2020

Rachel Wood: The rise of the professional legal project manager

As legal projects, compliance programmes and strategic transactions become ever more complex and multinational in scope, a new breed of professional legal project manager is emerging to help manage the time, quality and cost paradigm, writes Rachel Wood.

Published 28 January 2020

Douglas Mill: Small is beautiful

The SYLA recently published the results of a survey on retention issues within the legal profession. Well done them. Much needed and with the number of responses received totally statistically significant.

Published 27 January 2020

Ian Birdsey: Travelex cyber attack underlines need for business to mitigate risk

It’s been a challenging start to 2020 for foreign exchange operator Travelex which became the latest global business to be targeted by a ransomware gang known as “Sodinokibi”, writes Ian Birdsey.

Published 27 January 2020

Lorne Crerar: Time for an informed debate on Roberton Review

Professor Lorne Crerar makes the case for the Roberton Review.

Published 22 January 2020

Clare Kelly: What makes a Scotch a Scotch?

Clare Kelly looks at a cautionary tale on whisky production.

Published 22 January 2020

Jamie Meechan: Take note – new EHRC guidelines on sexual harassment in workplace

Jamie Meechan comments on new guidance on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Published 22 January 2020

Andrew Ireland: Mediation vs pre-trial meetings

Andrew Ireland offers his personal insights on recent mediations in which he has been involved, contrasting them with his experience of pre-trial meetings in personal injury cases.

Published 21 January 2020

Sarah Gilzean: BBC equal pay case a stark warning to employers without clear pay systems

Samira Ahmed's high profile victory in her equal pay claim against the BBC should be sounding alarm bells for many employers who do not have a clear and transparent system for valuing jobs and setting pay, writes Sarah Gilzean.

Published 17 January 2020

Scott McGeachy: Schrems II – Brexit and standard contractual clauses

In the case of Schrems II, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued an opinion which upholds the validity of the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Scott McGeachy explains the case and its implications.

Published 16 January 2020

Jamie Kerr: Twenty insights into the UK's immigration system

Jamie Kerr provides 20 insights into what the UK immigration system might have in store in the coming years.

Published 13 January 2020

Blog: Differences in personal injury compensation north and south of the border

Rachel Henry and Alistair Kinley look at certain differences between Scotland and England & Wales on personal injury compensation.

Published 13 January 2020

Andrew Sackey: Corporate fraud crackdown is gathering pace

Andrew Sackey discusses the accelerating speed of the crackdown on corporate fraud.

Published 10 January 2020

Our Legal Heritage: Duncan Clark, the Scottish lawyer sentenced to death after a grisly find in his desk

As a young lawyer, or ‘writer’, in the county town of Perth in the 1820s, Duncan Clark was a pillar of the community and a model of respectability.

Published 10 January 2020