Articles



Brenda Mitchell: Judgment in motorcycle case 'careful and well thought out'

Brenda Mitchell analyses a recent case in which the sheriff found in favour of an injured motorcyclist.

Published 22 January 2019

Kate Donachie: Fraudulent claims – are England and Scotland moving in different directions?

In a time of significant change to the civil litigation system, the approach to fraudulent exaggeration of insurance claims is diverging North and South of the border. This combination of developments may lead to a perfect storm for fraudulent claims in Scotland, writes Kate Donachie.

Published 21 January 2019

Fiona Buchanan: Mentoring at Shepherd and Wedderburn

Fiona Buchanan extols the benefits of mentoring and looks at how it has been implemented at Shepherd and Wedderburn.

Published 17 January 2019

Suzy Thomson: The only way is ethics and other investment practicalities for managing trusts

Suzy Thomson, investment manager at Brewin Dolphin in Dundee, suggests five things lawyers should consider in managing trusts.

Published 17 January 2019

Ian Smart: In defence of Alex Salmond

Defence solicitor Ian Smart comments on the sexual misconduct allegations that have been made against Alex Salmond, encouraging all concerned to respect the presumption of innocence.

Published 15 January 2019

Elaine Motion: Balfour+Manson's proud history of female representation continues

Balfour+Manson was the first law firm to assume a female partner in Scotland in 1949, and it continues to promote women on merit, says Elaine Motion.

Published 14 January 2019

Clive Seddon: Court ruling clarifies relief notices and delay

A Court of Session ruling has highlighted how technology suppliers can successfully raise claims for relief for delays caused to their work, and how the businesses engaging those suppliers might properly resist those claims, writes Clive Seddon.

Published 11 January 2019

Steven Dunn: Immigration – are we Brexit ready?

An immigration ‘cliff edge’ would be a real problem for the many sectors which currently rely on large numbers of EU migrant workers. Transitional arrangements are essential to ensure ‘business as usual’ is possible for many of our clients post-Brexit, writes Steven Dunn of Anderson Strathern.

Published 9 January 2019

Rachael Kelsey: Brexit Implications for family law II –– the age of the Convention

Before the festive break, Rachael Kelsey did her first update on the implications of Brexit for family law, giving a general overview of where we are with the three most likely political outcomes. Things are moving apace and there was a significant, if under the radar, development on 28th December 2018, relating to both child and spousal maintenance.

Published 7 January 2019

Jennifer Jack: Article 50 case offers a third path for Brexit

Jennifer Jack, a member of the legal team that represented the MPs in Wightman and others, summarises the case.

Published 4 January 2019

Meghan Jenkins: Collective bargaining rights ruled out for self-employed contractors in Deliveroo case

This month brought another interesting development in the ongoing saga of employment status for gig economy workers, writes Meghan Jenkins.

Published 21 December 2018

Katharine Muir: Criminal liability and supply chain management

Katharine Muir highlights a very serious case implicating a company's products in the deaths of infants.

Published 20 December 2018

Rachael Kelsey: Brexit implications for family law

Rachael Kelsey, a director at SKO Family Law Specialists, will be writing regular updates for Scottish Legal News in coming weeks, dealing with the specifics of the Brexit implications for family law.

Published 18 December 2018

Ross Macfarlane QC: The highs and lows of the Faculty choir's first show

Sheriff Ross Macfarlane QC, artistic director of the Faculty of Advocates choir, writes on the humble beginnings of its annual Christmas carol charity fundraiser.

Published 18 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