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Blog: Vulture funds in the UK – why are funds like Cerberus buying up UK debt?

In a talk given to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking at Westminster, Cat Maclean discusses the issue of companies left powerless after their debt has been transferred to vulture funds.

Published 2 August 2016

Blog: Search Me?

We all know that there is a presumption against the imposition of prison sentences, but these days it’s difficult for solicitors, never mind their clients, to access the jail.

Published 29 July 2016

Blog: The Insurance Act 2015 — the duty of fair presentation of risk

Douglas McGregor writes about the Insurance Act 2015 which is due to come into force next month.

Published 29 July 2016

Blog: PPI Claims and Protected Trust Deeds

Alan McIntosh of Govan Law Centre writes about the different ways PPI claims and protected trust deeds are dealt with in court.

Published 27 July 2016

Blog: What next for charities after Brexit?

Gavin McEwan of Turcan Connell writes about the changes charities  will see after Brexit.

Published 18 July 2016

Blog: The vexing issue of summary applications in Scotland

Within the evolving legal landscape of personal injury, lies a piece of legislation to which pursuers’ firms are becoming more alive when considering the merits of an injured party’s claim, particularly in the pre-litigation stage, writes Mark Hastings.

Published 13 July 2016

MacRoberts partner charts dramatic turnaround of family business in blog series

In the first of a series of blogs for The Scotsman, MacRoberts' partner Michael Kelly charts the collapse of his father’s business just before the financial crisis and how he and his brothers helped it emerge from this “dark period” with a “brutally challenging” first three years in which it turned over less than £700,000 and made losses of £300,000.

Published 13 July 2016

Update: The Immigration Act 2016 – action required

Hazel Coutts provides an update on new immigration legislation.

Published 12 July 2016

Blog: Get ready for the data processing revolution

New rules coming in 2018 will require offices to make massive changes, says Kate Hodgkiss.

Published 11 July 2016

Blog: 10 Things You Should Know about the New Corporate Offence of Failure to Prevent Tax Evasion

Ronnie Brown (pictured), from Burness Paull, writes about the new legislation introduced to combat tax evasion.

Published 5 July 2016

Blog: Brexit brings yet more uncertainty to immigration law

Stuart McWilliams of Morton Fraser, writes about the effect Brexit will have on EU nationals already residing in the UK. 

Published 4 July 2016

Blog: No rush to build a bonfire of workers’ rights after Brexit

Substantial changes in employment law are not likely in the short-term, writes Kerry Norval.

Published 27 June 2016

Blog: Online databases and smart ID cards are just the beginning

Andrew Alexander discusses developments in the use of technology in the legal sector. 

Published 20 June 2016

Blog: Third parties’ rights improved by new legislation

Reform of third party rights is very much overdue, writes Vikki Melville.

Published 1 June 2016