Articles



Our Legal Heritage: Maclean's Speech from the Dock

In the second of our new occasional series, Connor Beaton looks at John Maclean's famous speech from the dock.

Published 11 May 2018

Blog: New legislation represents fundamental change for civil litigation

Garry Ferguson, member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers committee and partner at BTO Solicitors, writes on the new Civil Litigation Bill.

Published 9 May 2018

Blog: Call for 'rights for grandparents' law

Denise Laverty, associate solicitor and accredited family law specialist at BTO Solicitors, writes on calls for greater recognition of grandparents' rights.

Published 9 May 2018

Blog: CVAs and what it means for landlords

Addi Speirs, partner in Addleshaw Goddard’s restructuring team, writes on the value of Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs).

Published 8 May 2018

Blog: Computer evidence in the Sheriff Court

Michael Upton, advocate at The Hastie Stable, writes on computer evidence in the Sheriff Court.

Published 8 May 2018

Blog: Civil Litigation Bill – better access to justice?

Caroline Kelly (pictured), partner and solicitor advocate at Thorntons, writes on the new legislation approved by MSPs on Tuesday.

Published 4 May 2018

Blog: Can courts improve how they communicate with jurors in criminal trials?

This week saw the publication of an evidence review, commissioned by the Scottish government, into methods of conveying information to jurors. Professor James Chalmers and Professor Fiona Leverick, who undertook the review, outline the details of its findings here.

Published 1 May 2018

Blog: Sanction for counsel clarified

Published 24 April 2018

Blog: Inhibitions – don’t lose yours

Gary Donaldson explains the art of searching the Register of Inhibitions.

Published 20 April 2018

Blog: Less exceptions required in Prescription Bill

Alan McIntosh argues, amongst other things, that the Prescription (Scotland) Bill 2018 should be welcomed, but the Scottish Parliament needs to ensure all obligations to pay debts arising from personal contracts and statute should be covered by short term negative prescription, with few exceptions.

Published 20 April 2018

Blog: One more step towards a Scottish Biometrics Commissioner

Matthew Rice writes on the need for reform of Scotland's biometric data regime.

Published 16 April 2018

Gordon Jackson QC: Mini-devils set sights on the bar

Dean of Faculty, Gordon Jackson QC, explains a new scheme for students considering a career at the bar.

Published 16 April 2018

Blog: A return to warrant sales unwarranted

Alan McIntosh warns against the reintroduction of a "a Dickensian-style system of debt recovery".

Published 16 April 2018