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Douglas J. Cusine: Scotland’s malicious prosecution scandal – the silence is deafening

We have a new justice secretary who, at least in one respect, bears a similarity to his predecessor: he has not made any public statement about the ill-fated prosecution of Whitehouse and Clark, the Rangers’ administrators.

Published 21 July 2021

Fiona McLeod: Update – revised property factors code of conduct

Fiona McLeod provides a brief overview of the changes introduced by the Scottish Government's revised code of conduct for property factors.

Published 21 July 2021

Laura McKenna: Medical evidence must be up to date and focus on correct issues

Laura McKenna considers the importance for medical evidence to be accurate and relevant for employers considering the health of their employees.

Published 20 July 2021

Susannah Donaldson: Impact of pandemic on gender pay gap reporting in construction

Susannah Donaldson considers the impact of the pandemic on gender pay gap figures reported by large construction businesses.

Published 16 July 2021

Steven Smart: Court of Session decision provides insight into a difficult balancing act

Steven Smart looks at historical and recent Court of Session cases on abuse and considers the 'difficult balancing act' needed to decide on these cases.

Published 13 July 2021

Andrew Scott: Enforcing your IP rights – the power of a search order

Andrew Scott takes a look at the value of search orders when enforcing intellectual property rights.

Published 9 July 2021

Stephen Farrell: Sports governance – swimming caps, regulations and the drive for inclusivity

Stephen Farrell takes a look at whether sports governance bodies are doing enough to tackle issues of diversity and inclusion.

Published 9 July 2021

Beverley Addison: Same-sex adoption, fertility law and the future

To mark the end of Pride Month, Beverley Addison, a senior solicitor in BTO’s family law team, takes us on a journey through the history of family law in Scotland for LGBTQ+ people. In the third and final part today, she looks at adoption as well as fertility law – before thinking about the future. See also: part one and part two.

Published 2 July 2021

Rachael Kelsey: Thinking of a job move?

Looking at the number of adverts on Scottish Legal News recently it would appear that as we come out of the pandemic (here’s hoping) that quite a lot of you are.

Published 2 July 2021

Patrick Christie: Hardly a deficiency

In 2019 a survey of Americans found that 55 per cent believe they will not receive their full social security benefits from the government, the US equivalent of the state pension. The primary reason for this belief is that there will not be enough money in the social security pot to pay out because of the government deficit.

Published 2 July 2021

Jennifer Skeoch: Indirect sex discrimination – update and guidance

Jennifer Skeoch looks at indirect sex discrimination following the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision, Hughes v Progressive Support Limited.

Published 1 July 2021

Beverley Addison: Saying ‘I do’ to equal marriage

To mark the end of Pride Month, Beverley Addison, a senior solicitor in BTO’s family law team, takes us on a journey through the history of family law in Scotland for LGBTQ+ people. See part one here.

Published 1 July 2021

Beverley Addison: The changing status of LGBTQ+ relationships

To mark the end of Pride Month, Beverley Addison, a senior solicitor in BTO’s family law team, takes us on a journey in the coming days through the history of family law in Scotland for LGBTQ+ people.

Published 30 June 2021

John Kiely: Player endorsement – A world of opportunity for Scottish football

Money’s notoriously tight in Scottish football. So, could new transfer rules see clubs yield better value for money by signing the best talent from further afield? writes John Kiely.

Published 30 June 2021

Elizabeth Denham: Improving mobile phone data extraction practices across the criminal justice system in the UK

Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, discusses data extraction from phones as the rules catch up with reality. 

Published 30 June 2021