Blogs



Blog: Can courts improve how they communicate with jurors in criminal trials?

This week saw the publication of an evidence review, commissioned by the Scottish government, into m ...

Published 1 May 2018

Blog: A return to first principles in prescription reform is fair to consumers

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has argued that the Scottish government's reform of the law of prescripti ...

Published 25 April 2018

Blog: Changes to guardianship in Scotland

Laura McDowall looks ahead to proposed reforms to the rules of guardianship in Scotland. As pr ...

Published 24 April 2018

Blog: Sanction for counsel clarified

Carly Forrest and Katie Anderson explain the implications of a recent case in which sanction for ...

Published 24 April 2018

Blog: Inhibitions – don’t lose yours

Gary Donaldson explains the art of searching the Register of Inhibitions. Buried in amongst the m ...

Published 20 April 2018

Blog: Less exceptions required in Prescription Bill

Alan McIntosh argues, amongst other things, that the Prescription (Scotland) Bill 2018 should be w ...

Published 20 April 2018

Blog: One more step towards a Scottish Biometrics Commissioner

Matthew Rice writes on the need for reform of Scotland's biometric data regime. Scotland, unli ...

Published 16 April 2018

Gordon Jackson QC: Mini-devils set sights on the bar

Dean of Faculty, Gordon Jackson QC, explains a new scheme for students considering a career at the ...

Published 16 April 2018

Blog: A return to warrant sales unwarranted

Alan McIntosh warns against the reintroduction of a "a Dickensian-style system of debt recovery ...

Published 16 April 2018

Blog: Shared parental leave no match for maternity leave

The EAT have overturned an employment tribunal's decision that a male suffered direct sex discrimi ...

Published 13 April 2018

Blog: Spotlight on mediation

Graham Boyack looks at how mediation is faring in Scotland. The Justice Committee of the Scottis ...

Published 12 April 2018

Taxation of termination payments – all change

The UK government has issued a reminder that the way in which termination payments are taxed has c ...

Published 11 April 2018

Blog: Third party liability insurance – a dog owner's best friend?

To protect the public, it should be taboo for dog owners not to have third party liability insuran ...

Published 10 April 2018

Blog: Scotland’s Panama Papers

Solicitor advocate Mike Dailly calls on lawyers to stop acting for SLPs that ignore transparency ...

Published 10 April 2018

Blog: Good intentions can produce bad law

A report card on legislation in Scotland would praise the intentions of the Scottish Parliament, ...

Published 9 April 2018