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.
Solicitor Chris Gardiner of Thorntons Solicitors writes on a recent case where an unsent, draft text message was accepted as a valid will. Brisbane Supreme Court ruled this week that a draft and unsent text message detailing how a man wanted his estate to be divided on his death was a valid Will. The draft […]
Andrew Smith QC of Compass Chambers comprehensively analyses changes to interim awards of expenses in the wake of the Higherdelta case. Summary It is competent for the court to make an interim order for payment of a fixed sum in respect of expenses against the party who is ordered to pay those expenses, pending preparation of […]
The Scottish Government is wrong to maintain application fees for bankruptcy, writes Alan McIntosh of Govan Law Centre. The Scottish Government’s decision to reject calls by Govan Law Centre for a fee waiver for consumers wanting to go bankrupt, is not only disappointing, but ultimately likely to be an expensive mistake, resulting in £8.6 million […]