coronavirus



Quarantine rules imposed on travellers from Luxembourg

Passengers from Luxembourg will be required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Scotland due to an increased number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Published 31 July 2020

Majority of Scottish companies planning redundancies when furlough scheme ends

The majority of Scottish firms say they plan to make redundancies once the UK government's furlough scheme comes to an end, according to Addleshaw Goddard's latest survey of Scottish companies.

Published 31 July 2020

Dr Edward Dove part of new £2.1 million UK study on COVID-19 risks for BAME healthcare staff

An Edinburgh Law School academic is set to be part of a new £2.1m research study investigating the risks of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) healthcare workers.

Published 29 July 2020

Brian McConnachie QC hails success of first Glasgow jury trial

Brian McConnachie QC has reflected on the success of the first trial since lockdown in Glasgow, saying we must "ensure that trial by jury survives the pandemic as it survived [the] World Wars".

Published 27 July 2020

COVID-19: Recruiters call on legal sector to make 'brave' decisions

Headhunters are calling on Scotland's legal sector to avoid repeating poor HR decisions made during the financial crisis in order to survive and thrive in a post-COVID-19 economy.

Published 23 July 2020

Lord Sumption admits to disobeying coronavirus rules when they reached 'absurdity'

Lord Sumption has admitted that he stopped obeying the coronavirus regulations when they began "reaching levels of absurdity".

Published 22 July 2020

England: Sites of 10 'Nightingale courts' revealed

The UK government has named the 10 sites which will host so-called "Nightingale courts" to alleviate the pressure on courts and tribunals resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 20 July 2020

Wright, Johnson & Mackenzie launches report on safe return to work

Wright, Johnson & Mackenzie LLP (WJM) has published a free report to help a variety of industries manage social distancing in their working environments.

Published 17 July 2020

ESPC: Scottish property market sees strong demand after restrictions are relaxed

The Scottish property market has seen a huge demand since the coronavirus lockdown restrictions have been eased, according to property firm ESPC.

Published 17 July 2020

Human rights framework for care home investigation published

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has published a new briefing on care homes and human rights during the pandemic.

Published 15 July 2020

Lawyers raise concerns over permanent virtual custody hearings

Lawyers have raised concerns over the permanent implementation of video links for accused persons.

Published 13 July 2020

Elaine McIlroy: Update on coronavirus travel corridors and EU travel restrictions

There have been recent changes to the rules on travel to the UK and to the EU arising out of COVID-19. So, what are the key things employers need to know in relation to business visits and travel arrangements involving their staff? Elaine McIlroy explains.

Published 7 July 2020

Call for virtual courts to become the default in summary cases condemned

Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle's recommendation that virtual courts for summary criminal cases become the default has been described as "absolutely atrocious".

Published 6 July 2020

Lawyer warns that charities may have to merge to survive economic fallout of coronavirus

Charities may have to merge to survive the cash crisis caused by the pandemic, a lawyer has said.

Published 6 July 2020

Remote hearings in the days of coronavirus

Terra Firma's Jon Kiddie has considered the essentials of remote hearings in a new article, particularly in relation to civil proceedings, from where we were pre-pandemic to the current situation where remote hearings have become the new norm.

Published 3 July 2020