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Peter Ward: Brexit and renewables – what lies ahead?

Peter Ward looks at what's in store for the renewables sector after Brexit.

Published 14 March 2019

Paul Brown: Abolition of the 'same roof rule' – what you need to know

Paul Brown of the Legal Services Agency comments on the operation of the revised criminal injuries regime.

Published 13 March 2019

Michael Sheridan: 'Seemingly innocuous' smacking bill should give us pause for thought

The "seemingly innocuous" Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill is currently making its way through Holyrood. Nevertheless, certain aspects of this bill should give us pause for thought, writes Michael Sheridan.

Published 12 March 2019

Blog: CMA continues to enforce its cartel agenda on the construction industry

The Competition & Markets Authority is continuing its focus of targeting cartel behaviour in the UK. The CMA’s campaign against cartel behaviour is entreating businesses and individuals to be “safe, not sorry”. The CMA has had a particular focus on cartels within the construction industry and has said that it will impose both monetary and disqualification penalties if competition law has been broken. Rebecca Henderson and Rachel Gillan look at some recent fines issued by the CMA and the general approach to cartel behaviour in the UK.

Published 8 March 2019

Michael Upton: The new Electronic Communications Code – first rental-valuation judgment

Advocate Michael Upton M.C.I.Arb, of Hastie Stable, examines the first rent valuation case under the Electronic Communications Code.

Published 22 February 2019

Nicola Edgar: Hold your horses!

Nicola Edgar sets out a person's rights if they have an accident involving an animal or if their property is damaged by an animal, and whether it is likely that they will be entitled to claim for their loss.

Published 22 February 2019

Katie Spearman: Hermes agrees new ‘self-employed plus’ status with GMB Union

In the latest development concerning employment status and the rights of those working in the ‘gig economy’, courier giant Hermes has reached agreement with the GMB Union to offer its couriers the option of being classified as ‘self-employed plus’, writes Katie Spearman.

Published 21 February 2019

Jim Herd: Fatal cases - loss of society claims

In fatal damages claims, blood relatives have always been entitled to claim solatium (loss of society) for the loss of the relationship. The current legislation, however, produces some interesting and surprising results where claims for loss of society are made by non-blood relatives, writes Jim Herd.

Published 19 February 2019

Marika Franceschi: ‘I do’ or ‘no thank you’- the end of civil partnerships?

It has been five years since the Marriage and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Act 2014 was passed. Marika Franceschi and Liusa Reid ask what, if anything, has changed? 

Published 19 February 2019

Donna Reynolds: Cupid’s arrow in the workplace

Donna Reynolds looks at how employers should handle workplace romances.

Published 15 February 2019

Jonathan Tait: EU Copyright Directive – is this the answer or will it leave creatives worse off?

Jonathan Tait comments on a controversial EU directive aimed at protecting copyright holders.

Published 14 February 2019

Jonathan Tait: Reputation protection in the age of social media and fake news

Jonathan Tait explains how firms can safeguard their reputations in the age of social media and fake news.

Published 13 February 2019

Karyn McCluskey: Time for an intelligent approach to cutting crime

Karyn McCluskey calls for an evidence-led approach towards cutting crime as an alternative to simply building more prisons.

Published 12 February 2019

Garry Sturrock: Toughening stance on prosecution of domestic abuse

Garry Sturrock looks at the effects Scotland's new domestic abuse legislation will have on the law.

Published 8 February 2019

Rob Marrs: Why the Law Society is keen to hear from BAME students, trainees or NQs

Rob Marrs, head of education and Policy at the Law Society of Scotland, explains why it's keen to hear from BAME students, trainees or NQs who have had previous careers prior to studying law.

Published 7 February 2019