Blogs



Blog: Beware of evolving cybercrime threat

Elizabeth Comerford discusses the strategies cybercriminals use against lawyers and some of the precautions firms can take.

Published 11 June 2018

Blog: Affordable Housing 1 Viability 0

It will be interesting to see whether the recent English case of Parkhurst Road Limited v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Another heard in the High Court at the end of April this year will have any impact in Scotland, writes Stephanie Mackenzie.

Published 8 June 2018

Opinion: Blasphemy, human rights and a very naughty boy

Fraser Sutherland, campaigns manager at Humanist Society Scotland, calls for dead letter blasphemy laws to be scrapped.

Published 7 June 2018

Blog: Is time up for Scottish Limited Partnerships?

Bonar Mercer looks at a fresh consultation on proposed reforms to the limited partnerships regime.

Published 6 June 2018

Blog: Perception of cost may stop people using a lawyer

Carole Ford makes the case for fixed fees and greater pricing transparency in the solicitors' profession. Would y

Published 4 June 2018

Blog: Brexit to do list...

Public law expert Lynda Towers provides a realistic overview of where we are on the path to Brexit.

Published 1 June 2018

Blog: Compromise is key

Matthew Stimson considers the ramifications of the Stage 1 Report on the Planning (Scotland) Bill.

Published 31 May 2018

Blog: Appeal Court judgment offers clarity for future simple procedure claims

Andrew Foyle reflects on the significance of a recent Appeal Court judgment for future Simple Procedure claims.

Published 22 May 2018

Blog: Is it time for ‘knock-for-knock’ to be knocked out?

The face of UKCS contracting is changing, and rapidly so with the introduction of the Oil and Gas Authority in October 2016. Laura Petrie considers whether mutual indemnities remain beneficial to all parties.

Published 17 May 2018

Family law specialists address European Parliament on implications of Brexit

Four panellists from the Brexit and Family Law Group were invited to speak to MEPs and Permanent Representatives from the EU member states at the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday.

Published 17 May 2018

Blog: Glendoe Tunnel – the collapse of reasonable skill and care?

Rebecca Barrass looks at the litigation surrounding the Glendoe Hydro-Electric Scheme

Published 16 May 2018

Blog: Legal parenthood by any means a complex issue

Amanda Masson, partner in the family law team at Harper Macleod, writes on a first-of-its-kind Scottish court case on legal parenthood.

Published 14 May 2018

Blog: New contracts for GPs rolled out

Andy Drane, partner at Davidson Chalmers, writes on new arrangements affect GPs and GP premises.

Published 11 May 2018

Our Legal Heritage: Maclean's Speech from the Dock

In the second of our new occasional series, Connor Beaton looks at John Maclean's famous speech from the dock.

Published 11 May 2018

Blog: New legislation represents fundamental change for civil litigation

Garry Ferguson, member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers committee and partner at BTO Solicitors, writes on the new Civil Litigation Bill.

Published 9 May 2018