Articles



Roger Connon: Remote working comes of age

Roger Connon extols the benefits of remote working as it looks set to become the new norm.

Published 18 May 2020

Frances Sim: Are we ready for a Scottish Erin Brockovich?

Frances Sim contrasts the opt-in and opt-out approaches to group proceedings.

Published 15 May 2020

Alan McIntosh: Scotland must act to avert a problem debt crisis

Alan McIntosh explains why it is "vital" that the amendments proposed by Jackie Baillie MSP to the latest coronavirus bill are implemented.

Published 15 May 2020

Lynne Mulcahy: Cohabitation concerns in lockdown

Lockdown has created domestic tensions of many kinds in the home, for those in all different kinds of relationships, writes Lynne Mulcahy.

Published 14 May 2020

Paul Daly: Escape from Carltona?

Administrative law expert Paul Daly explores the Supreme Court's judgment in R v Adams.

Published 14 May 2020

Andrew Phillips: Fraud on furlough

Andrew Phillips explores the potential abuses of the furlough scheme. 

Published 13 May 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Judges’ quirks and legal reasoning

Benjamin Bestgen looks at why you might breathe a sigh of relief knowing his lordship has had breakfast. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 13 May 2020

Karen Dance: Scottish personal injury claims

Karen Dance looks at certain law reforms in the context of the latest personal injury court statistics.

Published 12 May 2020

Alison Edmondson: Truth by Zoom

Alison Edmondson looks at the issue of credibility and reliability of witnesses over Zoom.

Published 11 May 2020

Our Legal Heritage: VE Day 75 – scrapbooks of WW2 service

May 8th 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day – the end of the Second World War in Europe. During the six long years of conflict, the WS Society kept a scrapbook of news about Writers to the Signet in service at home and abroad. James Hamilton introduces this poignant resource.

Published 11 May 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Trust and trustworthiness

Benjamin Bestgen explores trust and trustworthiness in his latest jurisprudential primer. See his last post here.

Published 5 May 2020

Bryan O’Donnell: Legal headaches for Scottish football

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic which has temporarily halted normality, one pillar of Scottish society has never been far away from the headlines, writes Bryan O'Donnell.

Published 5 May 2020

Joanna Hardy: I’m an online lawyer now. Can you hear me?

Criminal barrister Joanna Hardy shares her experience of remote courts in England.

Published 4 May 2020

Garry Sturrock: BBC One’s The Nest and the truth about surrogacy in Scotland

Garry Sturrock separates fact from fiction when it comes to surrogacy.

Published 1 May 2020