Articles



Blog: The flaws in new drink-driving law

Michael Sheridan explores whether punishments dealt out under Scotland's new drink driving legislation are proportionate.

Published 30 June 2015

Blog: It’s common sense

Ben Zielinski (pictured) discusses the Court of Session's reiteration that commercial common sense is only relevant to interpreting the terms of a contract if those terms are ambiguous.

Published 23 June 2015

Blog: Which way will the wind blow?

Published 22 June 2015

Blog: Get set for a wave of claims as new aspects of competition law come into play

by Catriona Munro, partner in the EU competition and regulatory team at Maclay Murray & Spens LLP

Published 15 June 2015

The People versus Carmichael: what would have to be proven for legal action to succeed?

Professor James Chalmers discusses the legal requirements that require to be satisfied in order to render Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael's election void.

Published 28 May 2015

Blog: We face new rules on incapacity

David McClements discusses the implications of a UN committee's interpretation of Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Published 26 May 2015

Blog: Public views on child support of little surprise

by John Fotheringham, associate at bto solicitors

Published 15 May 2015

Blog: A German court’s verdict could add a whole new definition to the term player power

Marco Rinaldi discusses a German case in which the employment rights of a footballer have been brought into line with those of other workers.

Published 11 May 2015

Blog: Two Tests for an Assisted Suicide Law

Robert Preston, of Living and Dying Well, an evidence-based think tank who are against proposed changes to the law on assisted-dying discusses the law as it stands both sides of the border.

Published 7 May 2015

Blog: Because you might be innocent, your conviction must stand

Professor James Chalmers discusses the curious case of RR v HM Advocate  HCJAC 34, summarised here.

Published 15 April 2015

Blog: combating cyber crime

It’s a sad fact that as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, so do the techniques employed by criminals to commit fraudulent activity. Here, Paul McCluskey, head of professional practices at Bank of Scotland, examines different methods employed by fraudsters, and how best to combat them.

Published 1 April 2015

Blog: Judicial review – all change in Scotland

Darina Kerr (pictured) discusses impending changes to the operation of judicial review in Scotland.

Published 20 March 2015

Blog: Women under-represented at senior levels despite more entering the profession

Following SLN’s news on the increasing number of women entering the legal profession Audrey Dishington (pictured) discusses female representation at Pagan Osborne.

Published 17 March 2015

Blog: Ssssssh… What’s the Secret to Privacy?

Fiona McAllister (pictured) discusses privacy rights six months after the creation of IPSO.

Published 9 March 2015

ICAS responds to MIke Dailly’s blog on the insolvency industry

David Menzies (pictured) responds to allegations that the insolvency profession in Scotland preys on the vulnerable.

Published 5 March 2015