Malcolm Combe: Are landmark laws failing those tricked out of their homes by landlords?

Scotland introduced a new private sector residential letting vehicle, known as the private residential tenancy (PRT), when the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force in December 2017.

Published 5 August 2021

Sarah Gilzean: Long Covid – lessons for local government employers

Sarah Gilzean considers how Long Covid fits into the existing equality framework.

Published 5 August 2021

Lawyer of the Month: David Cobb

The renewed attention brought to mental health law by the Scottish government’s ongoing review under John Scott QC renders David W Cobb’s new book particularly timely.

Published 3 August 2021

Richard Douglas-Home: OTS recommendations for the simplification of CGT

Richard Douglas-Home discusses the additional recommendations the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has made to the Chancellor for the simplification of Capital Gains Tax (CGT).

Published 3 August 2021

Sandra Cassels: How can construction businesses work with supply chains to minimise disputes?

For over a year now, we have seen how coronavirus has had a vast impact on the construction industry - from disturbances to both the supply and production of materials needed for projects, to the suspension and closure of sites during lockdowns.

Published 30 July 2021

Patrick Christie: Who wants to be a millionaire?

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? debuted in 1998, and as we all know from the title, offered a cash prize of £1,000,000, the largest ever prize from a quiz show.

Published 29 July 2021

Tony Lenehan: Who will limit the limiters?

Recently I came across the text of a lecture by Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division of the High Court in England and Wales. In 2019 he delivered the Baroness Butler-Sloss Family Law Lecture at Exeter University.

Published 28 July 2021

Blog: Patently not dominus litis – Reactec Ltd v Curotec Team Ltd

Duncan Batchelor, Ralph Cox and Lyndsey Combe take a look at a recent IP case revolving around liability and the true party behind the litigation.

Published 28 July 2021

Lindsay Bryce Mackay: Pandemic prompts re-examination of inheritance and gift taxes

It was inevitable that the impact of the pandemic on the world’s economy would once again throw a spotlight on the revenue-raising potential of inheritance and gift taxes, writes Lindsay Bryce Mackay.

Published 27 July 2021

Sue Gilchrist: What does the latest public health guidance mean for Scottish businesses?

Sue Gilchrist considers the impact of the latest public health guidance on Scottish business. 

Published 23 July 2021

Douglas J. Cusine: Scotland’s malicious prosecution scandal – the silence is deafening

We have a new justice secretary who, at least in one respect, bears a similarity to his predecessor: he has not made any public statement about the ill-fated prosecution of Whitehouse and Clark, the Rangers’ administrators.

Published 21 July 2021

Fiona McLeod: Update – revised property factors code of conduct

Fiona McLeod provides a brief overview of the changes introduced by the Scottish Government's revised code of conduct for property factors.

Published 21 July 2021

Laura McKenna: Medical evidence must be up to date and focus on correct issues

Laura McKenna considers the importance for medical evidence to be accurate and relevant for employers considering the health of their employees.

Published 20 July 2021

Susannah Donaldson: Impact of pandemic on gender pay gap reporting in construction

Susannah Donaldson considers the impact of the pandemic on gender pay gap figures reported by large construction businesses.

Published 16 July 2021

Steven Smart: Court of Session decision provides insight into a difficult balancing act

Steven Smart looks at historical and recent Court of Session cases on abuse and considers the 'difficult balancing act' needed to decide on these cases.

Published 13 July 2021