Articles



Ken Robertson: COVID-19 and the property market

While the current instability has not yet fully impacted the property market, it is only a question of time before it does so. It is impossible to predict at this stage how long the current instability will affect the financial and property markets in the short, medium and longer terms, writes Ken Robertson.

Published 19 March 2020

Stephen Cowan: Jurisdiction – a timely reminder for Heriot Watt University

Stephen Cowan takes a look at a recent case in which a Scottish university's claim against a student was dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction.

Published 19 March 2020

Stephen McGowan: Coronavirus and licensing

TLT's licensing teams both in England and Wales and Scotland have answered some key questions on the uncertainty and disruption brought by COVID-19 and the potential impact on licences.

Published 18 March 2020

Simon Allison: Coronavirus – a guide for employers

Simon Allison looks at common issues for employers during the coronavirus outbreak such as whether an employer can lay off staff and what happens if they are forced to close their premises.

Published 18 March 2020

Stephen McGowan: Guidance on large gatherings in Scotland

Licensing expert Stephen McGowan comments on the guidance issued by the Scottish government on mass gatherings.

Published 17 March 2020

Bruce Farquhar: Consider the Employee Ownership Trust

Succession planning is never an easy topic for business owners. Passing on an independent or family run business as a going concern will be one of the first priorities when looking to retire or move to a different role within the business, writes Bruce Farquhar.

Published 16 March 2020

Fiona Rasmusen: Why collaborative family law can be the Marriage Story tonic

Hollywood has a tendency to turn divorce lawyers into compelling villains. Fiona Rasmusen looks into depictions of divorce and reveals an alternative process that could stem misery for Scottish families.

Published 16 March 2020

Blog: How COVID-19 could affect premises licence holders

Caroline Loudon and Piers Warne highlight issues premises licence holders should consider as the spread of COVID-19 continues.

Published 13 March 2020

Alison Marshall: Equity in the women’s world

Alison Marshall discusses women’s rights and discrimination, problems with the gender pay gap and parental leave, changes in legislation and the road to gender equality.

Published 10 March 2020

Jamie Kerr: Coronavirus – immigration & visa update

As the UK starts to grapple with the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Home Office has been quick off the mark to make a number of concessions aimed at assisting UK visa holders impacted by the spread of the virus and the associated disruption, writes Jamie Kerr.

Published 9 March 2020

Caroline Gillespie: Simplifying legal parenthood in surrogacy

Caroline Gillespie looks at proposals to change the laws of surrogacy.

Published 9 March 2020

Julie Keir: Coronavirus – key issues for employers

Julie Keir looks at the key issues for employers as we face the spread of the coronavirus.

Published 5 March 2020

Dr Kasey McCall-Smith: Enhanced interrogation is just torture by another name

Dr Kasey McCall Smith is a senior lecturer in public international law at Edinburgh University. She first travelled to Guantánamo Bay Naval Station in 2016 and has returned nine times since as part of a project examining the effects of torture on fair trial rights.

Published 4 March 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Custody of digital assets

The safekeeping of digital assets by professional custodians remains uncertain territory. Solicitor Benjamin Bestgen provides an overview.

Published 4 March 2020

Duncan Batchelor: Activists turn to law over climate crisis

Duncan Batchelor, partner at Clyde & Co, examines how environmental activists have advanced their goals through the courts.

Published 2 March 2020