Articles



Duncan Glassey: Personal injury trusts Q&A

If you receive an award of compensation in respect of a personal injury, you are able to protect both your current and future entitlement to certain state benefits, local authority assistance and/or other sources of state-assisted support by placing your award into a personal injury trust.

Published 11 August 2021

Alan Miller: The tide of history is lapping over Scotland’s land

The tide of history is lapping over Scotland’s land.

Published 10 August 2021

Alison Nicol: New Children Act changes – what you need to know

The regime on court orders determining with whom a child lives or spends time is changing, writes Alison Nicol.

Published 9 August 2021

Jamie Robb: Knowledge is usually power – timebars and hindsight

The pandemic has forced changes to almost every aspect of our lives. In WPH Developments Limited v Young & Gault LLP (in liquidation) 2021 CSIH 39, the Court of Session, however, confirmed one thing which won’t change: the law on prescription. Jamie Robb examines the case.

Published 6 August 2021

Katherine Metcalfe: Businesses should be mindful of changing Covid rules

Employers should be mindful of the changing pandemic restrictions and what they mean for office occupancy and health and safety, writes Katherine Metcalfe.

Published 6 August 2021

Malcolm Combe: Are landmark laws failing those tricked out of their homes by landlords?

Scotland introduced a new private sector residential letting vehicle, known as the private residential tenancy (PRT), when the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force in December 2017.

Published 5 August 2021

Sarah Gilzean: Long Covid – lessons for local government employers

Sarah Gilzean considers how Long Covid fits into the existing equality framework.

Published 5 August 2021

Lawyer of the Month: David Cobb

The renewed attention brought to mental health law by the Scottish government’s ongoing review under John Scott QC renders David W Cobb’s new book particularly timely.

Published 3 August 2021

Richard Douglas-Home: OTS recommendations for the simplification of CGT

Richard Douglas-Home discusses the additional recommendations the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has made to the Chancellor for the simplification of Capital Gains Tax (CGT).

Published 3 August 2021

Sandra Cassels: How can construction businesses work with supply chains to minimise disputes?

For over a year now, we have seen how coronavirus has had a vast impact on the construction industry - from disturbances to both the supply and production of materials needed for projects, to the suspension and closure of sites during lockdowns.

Published 30 July 2021

Patrick Christie: Who wants to be a millionaire?

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? debuted in 1998, and as we all know from the title, offered a cash prize of £1,000,000, the largest ever prize from a quiz show.

Published 29 July 2021

Tony Lenehan: Who will limit the limiters?

Recently I came across the text of a lecture by Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division of the High Court in England and Wales. In 2019 he delivered the Baroness Butler-Sloss Family Law Lecture at Exeter University.

Published 28 July 2021

Blog: Patently not dominus litis – Reactec Ltd v Curotec Team Ltd

Duncan Batchelor, Ralph Cox and Lyndsey Combe take a look at a recent IP case revolving around liability and the true party behind the litigation.

Published 28 July 2021

Lindsay Bryce Mackay: Pandemic prompts re-examination of inheritance and gift taxes

It was inevitable that the impact of the pandemic on the world’s economy would once again throw a spotlight on the revenue-raising potential of inheritance and gift taxes, writes Lindsay Bryce Mackay.

Published 27 July 2021

Sue Gilchrist: What does the latest public health guidance mean for Scottish businesses?

Sue Gilchrist considers the impact of the latest public health guidance on Scottish business. 

Published 23 July 2021