Alan McIntosh, senior money adviser in Inverclyde Council, writes on the Common Financial Tool. In the first year of implementation of the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014 (BADAS), the number of sequestrations in Scotland dropped by 44%; Debt Payment Programmes dropped by 50%; and although protected trust deeds fell only by 6%, they […]
Dr Dirk Voorhoof of the Human Rights Centre at the Faculty of Law and Criminology at Ghent University addresses a recent European court judgment. In the judgment in the case Becker v. Norway the ECtHR showed once more its concern about the importance of the protection of journalistic sources for press freedom and investigative journalism […]
Solicitor Lee Corr of Thorntons Solicitors writes on private parking fines in Scots law. “Don’t worry it was a private car park they cannot enforce a parking ticket, just bin it!” Scots law on private car parks is a heavily debated subject but there is a common misconception amongst the public that parking charge notices […]
Neeraj Thomas, senior associate at Burness Paull, writes on the changing landscape of intellectual property rights in Scotland. Is the landscape of IP enforcement in Scotland changing? It’s a question which, at first glance, might seem curious. There have been no seismic changes to the legislation that governs the enforcement of IP rights and no […]
The Scottish Law Commission hosted a drinks reception to mark the launch of the third edition of Property, Trusts and Succession. The book was written by Scottish Law Commissioner Andrew Steven (left) and University of Edinburgh professor emeritus George Gretton (right) and has been published by Bloomsbury Professional.