Articles



Michael Cox: Is the New Deal for Consumers the next GDPR?

Corporate lawyer Michael Cox examines the latest EU update of consumer protection rules.

Published 30 September 2020

Niall McCluskey: Students’ wellbeing ignored in the quest to make money

Advocate Niall McCluskey considers the plight of students in lockdown in university accommodation.

Published 29 September 2020

Ledingham Chalmers: Business interruption claims – a significant step forward

Victoria Leslie and Laila Kennedy discuss how business interruption claims are a vital step forward for firms who paid for enhanced business interruption insurance, but had their claims rejected.

Published 29 September 2020

Peter Shand: Take a leaf out of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s book

Peter Shand explores the latest trend of the super-wealthy setting up finance and legal offices to deal with their affairs.

Published 28 September 2020

Alistair Robertson: Get smart and be one step ahead of AI patent laws

Alistair Robertson encourages fellow patent attorneys to "stay ahead of the curve" on emerging technology.

Published 28 September 2020

Laura McKenna: Employment tribunal finds employee’s paranoid delusions were not a disability

Laura McKenna discusses a case in which the claimant suffered from paranoid delusions, but was not considered to be disabled.

Published 25 September 2020

Sarah Lilley: Rural courts- embracing the switch to remote courtrooms

Sarah Lilley discusses the impact of COVID-19 on courts in Scotland, particularly those in more rural areas.

Published 24 September 2020

Dr Ronan Cormacain: Internal Market Bill breaches domestic law

Dr Ronan Cormacain of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law considers a lesser-discussed aspect of the controversial Internal Market Bill.

Published 23 September 2020

Joanna Cherry QC: Decriminalising torture does our soldiers a disservice

Joanna Cherry QC MP writes about the possibility of the UK government decriminalising torture and the impact this would have on soldiers.

Published 23 September 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: The right (not) to be offended (Free Speech II)

Benjamin Bestgen takes a further look at free speech this week, see last week's jurisprudential primer for part one.

Published 23 September 2020

Elaine Motion: Ruth Bader Ginsburg – an appreciation

Elaine Motion, chairman of Balfour and Manson, pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death last week at the age of 87.

Published 22 September 2020

Fraser Mitchell: Planning tilts away from sustainable development

Fraser Mitchell writes about proposed technical changes to Scottish planning policy and the relevant Scottish government consultation.

Published 22 September 2020

Our Legal Heritage: The Scots contract case that influenced English law

The outbreak of war in 1914 prompted a business dispute that ultimately reached the House of Lords and influenced reform to English law. Kate Scarborough explains the details of the case.

Published 18 September 2020

Noel Ferry: Children bill brings welcome changes, but misses some opportunities

Noel Ferry looks at the implications of the Children (Scotland) Bill, and where it could have gone further.

Published 16 September 2020

Paul Motion: Vigilante live stream case leaves reputational questions unanswered

Paul Motion considers live streaming where the individual is innocent.

Published 15 September 2020