Blog: Shared parental leave no match for maternity leave

The EAT have overturned an employment tribunal's decision that a male suffered direct sex discrimination when his employer enhanced maternity pay but not shared parental pay, writes Sarah Gilzean.

Published 13 April 2018

Blog: Spotlight on mediation

Graham Boyack looks at how mediation is faring in Scotland.

Published 12 April 2018

Taxation of termination payments – all change

The UK government has issued a reminder that the way in which termination payments are taxed has changed. This is a significant change that could potentially result in more tax being paid upon termination of employment.

Published 11 April 2018

Blog: Third party liability insurance – a dog owner's best friend?

To protect the public, it should be taboo for dog owners not to have third party liability insurance, writes Heather Tierney.

Published 10 April 2018

Blog: Scotland’s Panama Papers

Solicitor advocate Mike Dailly calls on lawyers to stop acting for SLPs that ignore transparency rules.

Published 10 April 2018

Blog: Five things you might not know about the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland

1 April was the official first day for the new Keeper of the Registers of Scotland, Jennifer Henderson, She succeeds Sheenagh Adams, who held the post since 2009. To mark the occasion, RoS looked closer at the role of the Keeper, and picked out five things you might not know about this important position.

Published 4 April 2018

Blog: Scotland’s new financing institution is welcome news

Michael Stoneham details his hopes for Scotland's new national investment bank.

Published 28 March 2018

Blog: Please don't stop the music!

Published 23 March 2018

Blog: Scotland and the new Electronic Communications Code

Three months after the introduction of the Electronic Communications Code (ECC), Gillian Wood comments on its operation in Scotland.

Published 22 March 2018

Blog: Time for a clean money test?

Published 20 March 2018

Blog: Ongoing costs of flawed BTP merger revealed

While the recently announced delay to the British Transport Police (BTP) merger with Police Scotland was a welcome relief, it will nonetheless come at a cost that wasn’t accounted for on either side of the border, writes Dr Kath Murray.

Published 19 March 2018

Blog: Fighting discriminatory letting agents with the Equality Act

Frank Jarvis summarises some recent cases where the Equality Act was deployed against letting agents discriminating against prospective tenants.

Published 16 March 2018