UK government to take forward most Taylor Review recommendations in new package of workplace reforms

The UK government has announced a new package of workplace reforms it calls the "largest upgrade in workers' rights in over a generation".

Published 17 December 2018

David Buchanan-Cook: Complaints can increase the very stress that caused them

David Buchanan-Cook, head of strategic insight at the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC), writes on stress for lawyers at Christmas-time.

Published 17 December 2018

Tony McGlennan: Why cold calling may be less of a nuisance

Tony McGlennan, legal director at Addleshaw Goddard, writes on a new crackdown on nuisance phone calls.

Published 17 December 2018

Kate Fergusson: Goodwill is not just for Christmas at Pinsent Masons

Kate Fergusson, head of responsible business at Pinsent Masons, reflects on the international law firm's fundraising work in Scotland.

Published 17 December 2018

Watchdog clears police officers who tasered Dundee man in his flat

The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found that police were justified in their use of a taser to arrest a man who they believed posed a threat to people inside his flat.

Published 17 December 2018

Advocates prepare for Christmas carol concert

The Faculty of Advocates' choir is fine-tuning its festive songbook ahead of its traditional charity carol concert on Tuesday.

Published 17 December 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Pitchcapping

Seosamh Gráinséir, writing for "Irish Legal Heritage" in our sister publication Irish Legal News, reflects on 'pitchcapping', a gruesome practice which may interest readers in Scotland.

Published 17 December 2018

And finally... déj-avenue

A developer who tore down a historic San Francisco house has been ordered to build an exact replica - and install a plaque outside explaining what happened.

Published 17 December 2018

Advertorial: Lord Hope’s Diaries

House of Lords 1996 to 2009, the fourth in the series, has just been published. There are vivid descriptions of issues that the Law Lords had to decide, and of how they were resolved. This was also a period of reform of the House of Lords with the removal of all but a few hereditary peers. Then came the planning for the creation of the new Supreme Court. The volume concludes with the delivery of the last judgment in the House.

Published 17 December 2018

Adverts depicting gender stereotypes to be banned

Adverts that depict gender stereotypes including women struggling to park and men being baffled by nappies are to be banned under new rules set out by advertising regulators.

Published 14 December 2018