Caroline Gillespie: Proposed domestic abuse powers – what you need to know

Caroline Gillespie considers proposed additional powers to tackle domestic abuse and recent statistics on charges for, and prosecution of, domestic abuse.

Published 21 December 2020

Blog: Scottish courts reconsider the correct legal test for rectification of contract

Gareth Hale and Louise McDaid write about Briggs of Burton Plc v Doosan Babcock Limited, in which they acted for the defender.

Published 16 December 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Revenge

"If a man put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out" and if he breaks another's bone, his shall be broken. So states Hammurabi's Code, an ancient exemplar of the precept of lex talionis. Why is revenge so compelling? Benjamin Bestgen explains all. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 16 December 2020

Richard Douglas-Home: First recommendations made for the Chancellor in Capital Gains Tax review

Richard Douglas-Home looks at proposed changes to the capital gains tax regime.

Published 14 December 2020

Graeme Di Rollo: How to enforce your copyright online – a guide

Graeme Di Rollo demystifies copyright enforcement.

Published 11 December 2020

Opinion: Securing legal clarity in the Forensic Medical Services Bill

Dr Kath Murray, Lucy Hunter Blackburn and Lisa Mackenzie of MurrayBlackburnMackenzie comment on proposed changes to a bill approaching stage three at Holyrood.

Published 9 December 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: No place to hide

"Oh, sinnerman, where you gonna run to? Sinnerman where you gonna run to?" sang Nina Simone of those who flee judgement. But even the ends of the Earth were no safe haven for Adolf Eichmann. Benjamin Bestgen tells the tale this week of the most famous rogue Nazi and his dramatic rendition to the country of his victims – but at what cost to the rule of law? See last week's jurisprudential primer here.

Published 9 December 2020

Maya Allen: A traineeship to remember

Maya Allen reflects on her traineeship in this difficult year and the adjustments she has had to make.

Published 8 December 2020

Gordon Lindhurst: Meeting together, coronavirus, and religious freedom

Gordon Lindhurst examines a recent US judgment on religious meetings during the pandemic, finding that it parallels European cases.

Published 7 December 2020

Martin Devine: Unexpected office change on the horizon?

Martin Devine discusses the evolution of the office space in the wake of Covid-19.

Published 7 December 2020

Vicky Ward: Companies House – information is power

Vick Ward discusses proposed changes to the role of Companies House.

Published 3 December 2020

Dr Sandra Duffy: Puberty blockers ruling will have chilling effect

Dr Sandra Duffy comments on the English High Court ruling on children's access to puberty blockers, the subject of today's case summary.

Published 3 December 2020

Roz Boynton: Swift v Carpenter – what you need to know

Roz Boynton details the key compensation points in a case in which the claimant was severely injured in a road traffic accident in 2013.

Published 30 November 2020

Richard McMeeken: Does lawful act duress exist?

Does lawful act duress exist at all and, if so, in what circumstances may it be invoked? These are the questions which face the Supreme Court in Times Travel (UK) Limited v Pakistan International Airlines Corporation which was heard by the court on 2 and 3 November 2020, writes Richard McMeeken.

Published 27 November 2020

Laura Townsend: High Court rules on equalising historical transfers for the effect of unequal GMPs

The first judgment in the case of Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Ltd v Lloyds Bank PLC & Others (HC-2017-001399), issued in 2018, made it clear that pension benefits must be equalised for the effect of unequal Guaranteed Minimum Pensions ("GMPs") as between men and women, writes Laura Townsend.

Published 26 November 2020