Blogs



Blog: A return to warrant sales unwarranted

Alan McIntosh warns against the reintroduction of a "a Dickensian-style system of debt recovery ...

Published 16 April 2018

Blog: Shared parental leave no match for maternity leave

Sarah Gilzean The EAT have overturned an employment tribunal's decision that a male suffered direct ...

Published 13 April 2018

Blog: Spotlight on mediation

Graham Boyack looks at how mediation is faring in Scotland. The Justice Committee of the Scottis ...

Published 12 April 2018

Taxation of termination payments – all change

David Hoey The UK government has issued a reminder that the way in which termination payments are t ...

Published 11 April 2018

Blog: Third party liability insurance – a dog owner's best friend?

Heather Tierney To protect the public, it should be taboo for dog owners not to have third party li ...

Published 10 April 2018

Blog: Scotland’s Panama Papers

Mike Dailly Solicitor advocate Mike Dailly calls on lawyers to stop acting for SLPs that ignore tr ...

Published 10 April 2018

Blog: Good intentions can produce bad law

Brent Haywood A report card on legislation in Scotland would praise the intentions of the Scottis ...

Published 9 April 2018

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

Jennifer Henderson 1 April was the official first day for the new Keeper of the Registers of Scotla ...

Published 4 April 2018

Blog: Scotland’s new financing institution is welcome news

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

Published 28 March 2018

Blog: LBTT – happy third anniversary?

Robin Mitchell As the third anniversary of the introduction of Land and Buildings Transaction Ta ...

Published 27 March 2018

Blog: Please don't stop the music!

Lynsey Reid Lynsey Reid outlines the "agent of change" principle in planning policy. On 16 Febru ...

Published 23 March 2018

Blog: Scotland and the new Electronic Communications Code

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

Published 22 March 2018

Blog: Time for a clean money test?

Graeme McCormick Graeme McCormick suggests certain financial due diligence be carried out at the ...

Published 20 March 2018

Blog: Ongoing costs of flawed BTP merger revealed

Dr Kath Murray While the recently announced delay to the British Transport Police (BTP) merger with ...

Published 19 March 2018

Blog: Fighting discriminatory letting agents with the Equality Act

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

Published 16 March 2018