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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

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

Blog: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act – what you need to know

Jennifer Broatch and Maria Gravelle look at the provisions of the new domestic abuse legislation.

Published 14 December 2018

Alan Meek: All 'Hale' the Court of Appeal

Alan Meek analyses the Court of Appeal case of Global Corporate Limited v Dirk Stefan Hale.

Published 14 December 2018

Colin Hulme: IP report confirms designs are key part of UK economy

Colin Hulme comments on what new intellectual property data reveals.

Published 13 December 2018

Our Legal Heritage: Johnny Ramensky

John Forsyth writes...

Published 12 December 2018

Blog: Managing your millennials

Blackadders' Simon Allison and Duncan Milne discuss the expectations of millennials in the workplace. 

Published 11 December 2018

Professor Stephen Tierney: Article 50 decision calls into question political neutrality of the CJEU

Stephen Tierney, professor of constitutional theory at Edinburgh University, comments on today's Brexit judgment from the CJEU.

Published 10 December 2018

James Varney: Culpable homicide reform could bring greater precision to the law

Proposed reforms to Scotland’s culpable homicide laws aim to make it easier for businesses or organisations to be held to account if they cause deaths, writes James Varney.

Published 10 December 2018

Alan McIntosh: Is time up for Time Orders?

Alan McIntosh discusses a recent case, in which he was involved, at Greenock Sheriff Court that raised some interesting questions about the effects of Time Orders under section 129 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. A hearing is scheduled for later this month.

Published 10 December 2018

Professor Steven Peers: Revoking the notice to withdraw from the EU?

Professor Steven Peers of University of Essex School of Law explains and comments on today's opinion from Advocate General Sánchez-Bordona on the revocability of Article 50.

Published 4 December 2018

Ross Caldwell: Enterprise goes into reverse for floating charge-holders

Ross Caldwell comments on the demotion of floating charge holders that will follow the reinstatement of Crown preference in 2020.

Published 30 November 2018

Jonathan Brown: What have the Romans ever done for us?

Jonathan Brown looks at how Roman concepts in Scots law accommodate modern offences. 

Published 29 November 2018

GDPR Six months on – an initial appraisal

As readers will no doubt be aware, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has applied from 25 May 2018. Six months on, Daradjeet Jagpal carries out an initial appraisal of four key aspects of the GDPR and provides his thoughts on what lies ahead.

Published 26 November 2018

Jim Cormack QC: Scottish dispute resolution goes from strength to strength

Jim Cormack QC explains why businesses should consider Scotland as a jurisdiction for resolving disputes.

Published 23 November 2018