Blogs



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

Blog: Five things you might not know about the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland

1 April was the official first day for the new Keeper of the Registers of Scotland, Jennifer Hende ...

Published 4 April 2018

Blog: Scotland’s new financing institution is welcome news

Michael Stoneham details his hopes for Scotland's new national investment bank. National invest ...

Published 28 March 2018

Blog: LBTT – happy third anniversary?

As the third anniversary of the introduction of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) appro ...

Published 27 March 2018

Blog: Please don't stop the music!

Lynsey Reid outlines the "agent of change" principle in planning policy. On 16 February 2018 re ...

Published 23 March 2018

Blog: Scotland and the new Electronic Communications Code

Three months after the introduction of the Electronic Communications Code (ECC), Gillian Wood com ...

Published 22 March 2018

Blog: Time for a clean money test?

Graeme McCormick suggests certain financial due diligence be carried out at the point of land r ...

Published 20 March 2018

Blog: Ongoing costs of flawed BTP merger revealed

While the recently announced delay to the British Transport Police (BTP) merger with Police Scotla ...

Published 19 March 2018

Blog: Fighting discriminatory letting agents with the Equality Act

Frank Jarvis summarises some recent cases where the Equality Act was deployed against letting age ...

Published 16 March 2018

Blog: 10 things about the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

Lynne Gray details 10 key points about Scotland's new lobbying legislation. Scotland’s new ...

Published 14 March 2018

Blog: Assuming responsibility – Steel v NRAM Limited

Andrew Foyle reflects on how a recent Supreme Court judgment affects professional negligence in Sc ...

Published 9 March 2018

Blog: 'Smash and Grab' adjudications - too good to be ‘true’?

Ross Cameron looks at whether a recent English case could curb "smash and grab" adjudications. Th ...

Published 9 March 2018

Blog: Competition regulator targets construction sector

Charles Livingstone and Adam McCabe look at the CMA's crackdown on anti-competitive behaviour ...

Published 6 March 2018

Blog: Red alert! Louboutin struggles to put best foot forward

David Flint and Rebecca Henderson look at a recent case on trademarking colours. Recently, the in ...

Published 5 March 2018

Blog: HSE enforcement – more notices and more appeals?

Kevin Clancy discusses the possible implications of a recent Supreme Court judgment on prohibition ...

Published 28 February 2018