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Ross Fairweather: Useful reminder on how to plead a case based on breach of employer’s duties

The All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court has determined that Forth Boat Tours are not liable for injuries sustained by a former employee on July 2018, writes Ross Fairweather.

Published 23 March 2021

Stefanie Glassford: Oral proceedings by video conference

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has altered the approach that the European Patent Office (EPO) has taken with respect to oral proceedings being held by video conferencing, writes Stefanie Glassford.

Published 23 March 2021

Douglas J. Cusine: Justice Secretary’s response to malicious prosecution case now overdue

Douglas J. Cusine challenges Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf to break his silence on Scotland's malicious prosecution scandal.

Published 22 March 2021

Letter: We need more juries, not fewer

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Published 22 March 2021

Hamish Lean: More protection in the pipeline for secure farm tenancies

Agricultural tenants could benefit from additional protections in the aftermath of the Holyrood elections, writes Hamish Lean.

Published 22 March 2021

Thomas Mitchell: Blameworthiness

Thomas Mitchell details a personal injury case exemplifying that liability often comes in shades of grey. 

Published 22 March 2021

Session Cases At 200: Lord Kinclaven makes the case for Donoghue v Stevenson

A snail in a bottle that was no storm in a teacup, Lord Kinclaven encourages readers to declare Donoghue v Stevenson the greatest entry in Session Cases as we celebrate 200 years of those venerable law reports.

Published 22 March 2021

Simon Allison: Is Line of Duty’s DI Steve Arnott ‘skating on wafer-thin ice’?

Simon Allison discusses employment law issues – but through the medium of Line of Duty.

Published 19 March 2021

Dr George Callaghan: A compelling case for compounding

Wealthflow's Dr George Callaghan explains why you should add the special sauce of compounding to your financial diet.

Published 19 March 2021

Michael Reid: Can insolvency legislation save struggling fishing industry firms?

Michael Reid, managing partner at Meston Reid & Co, gives his take on how changes to insolvency law could come into play for one key industry sector – the fishing industry.

Published 18 March 2021

Katherine Doran: Lessons learned from a year of virtual hearings in adjudication and arbitration

This month marks a year since the UK went into its first national lockdown in response to Covid-19. The legal sector adapted quickly and embraced technology to continue to deliver legal services. 

Published 17 March 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Torture

Benjamin Bestgen turns his eye to the legalities of torture this week. See last week's jurisprudential primer here.

Published 17 March 2021

Sibel Top: Waiver of immunity of Catalan MEPs reintroduces politics in EU extradition law

Sibel Top, a PhD fellow of the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, considers whether EU extradition laws have passed the "Catalan test".

Published 12 March 2021

Richard McMeeken: Success fees in Scotland

It is usually (but not always) a truism in the legal profession that what happens in London will eventually happen in Edinburgh. The most recent example of this is in relation to the way in which lawyers north of the border are entitled to charge for their work.

Published 11 March 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Tokyo story

Justice must be done and seen to be done – but whose justice? That is the uncomfortable question Benjamin Bestgen examines this week. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 10 March 2021