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Electric scooters, segways, hover boards, u-wheels, go-peds and powered unicycles. You would be forgiven for thinking you had just woken up in some future world, but these machines are very much part of today’s modern world. Together, they form part of a group of vehicles which the Government

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The Justice Secretary, Keith Brown, has said on a number of occasions that the Scottish government supports an independent judiciary. The Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill suggest that the Scottish government does not trust the judiciary, or the more charitable explanation is that it doe

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"There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it’s now okay to express ourselves publicly. We make that day by doing things publicly until it’s simply the way things are." US Senator, Tammy Baldwin. A common question that is often asked today is: “Why do we still need Pride?&r

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David Hamilton and Stacy Keen write about changes in the sanctions compliance regime.  The risk to businesses of sanctions enforcement has become more acute after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) urged whistleblowers to come forward.

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For as long as golf enthusiasts can remember, the PGA Tour has been the home of professional golf, synonymous with the top golfers and tournaments in the sport. This year saw the PGA Tour faced with a new competitor, in the form of Saudi Arabia and the LIV Golf Series. Faced up by Greg Norman, LIV G

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Victoria Blair comments on the benefits of housebuilding and the need for more investment in the sector. On 20th May the housebuilding sector got together for the first time in over two years at the flagship Homes for Scotland lunch. While providing a chance to network and celebrate the achievements

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Professor Kenneth Norrie comments on the Church of Scotland's change in stance on same-sex marriage. The news that the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted in favour of allowing its ministers and deacons to celebrate (that is to create), within its doctrines, marriages between s

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February 2022 marked the start of the independent public inquiry to investigate the long running Post Office Scandal which has been described as "the most widespread miscarriage of justice in UK history”. Frances Sim and Alison Webb take a look at the litigation and relevant law.  Th

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A proliferation of Employment Tribunal claims arising from “no jab, no job” dismissals is of interest to employment lawyers north and south of the border. In 2021, the UK government issued regulations requiring staff working in Care Quality Commission-regulated facilities to be vaccinate

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UK businesses looking to help people leaving Ukraine have immigration complexities to consider – employers should also appreciate the bigger picture if they’re to provide an appropriate package of relocation support, writes Natasha Catterson. There are in effect three routes open fo

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Martin Ewan discusses the oil price boom and the potential consequences for the north east of Scotland. I am old enough to remember several phases of oil and gas here in the Granite City. The cyclical nature of the industry meant the ‘boom’ times, with high prices and increased activity,

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The case of Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd and another has already made Scottish legal history. It was the first case in which evidence was heard by a Scottish court on an alleged defect in a hip replacement product in litigation raised under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA).

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Tom Stocker, partner and sanctions expert at Pinsent Masons, discusses the implications for businesses that comply with sanctions on Russian trade. Despite successive rounds of UK, EU and US sanctions ratcheting up the pressure on Putin’s government and a further round of sanctions being immin

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