Blog: Target the real needs of policing

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

Blog: Preventing people sleeping rough on the streets of Glasgow

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

Blog: Drones - Hindrance or help? Getting the legal balance right

Remotely Piloted Air Systems – also known as drones – have been the subject of much controversy lately, writes James McMillan. 

Published 6 April 2016

Blog: Families need judgments

Ian Maxwell of Families Need Fathers (FNF) Scotland calls for Scottish courts to publish more family law judgments.

Published 5 April 2016

Blog: Self-reporting scheme helps us to get tough on contract corruption

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

Blog: Consequences of the proposed changes to limitation in abuse cases

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

Blog: Victory for landlords shows leases need not be fair

A recent judgment is a harsh reminder for tenants, say Alistair Drummond and Gavin Deeprose.

Published 22 March 2016

Blog: 'Houdini taxpayers' can't escape Supreme Court

Steven Guild reviews last week's Supreme Court tax case of UBS v HMRC – a blow for the 'Houdini taxpayer'.

Published 18 March 2016

Blog: Should I stay or should I go

Donald MacKinnon discusses the possible effects of Brexit on employment law and health & safety regulations.

Published 2 March 2016

Blog: Scottish Courts waste no time in getting tough on environmental crime

Scottish courts are cracking down on environmental crime as a recent case illustrates, John McGovern writes.

Published 24 February 2016

Blog: Perry Mason days may be on way out

Technology is reducing the reliance on traditional courtroom hearings, writes David S Christie.

Published 19 February 2016

Blog: Guidance needed on early dissolution proposals

The insolvency regime seems to be in a perpetual state of flux, writes Steven Jansch.

Published 16 February 2016

Blog: Gender equality – but what about the men?

Rob Marrs, head of education at the Law Society of Scotland, discusses the rarely addressed question of gender equality in the legal profession – for men.

Published 11 February 2016

Blog: Privacy changes must be on the agenda in 2016

Ross McKenzie warns that the way organisations handle personal information will need to go through some significant changes in the coming years to accommodate the biggest change to the data protection regulatory framework since the early nineties. 

Published 4 February 2016