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.
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
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
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
Fiona Caldow and Douglas Blyth write about an emerging development in climate litigation. As climate activists increasingly turn to the courts in the fight against global warming, the issue of parent company liability is taking centre stage. The courts' willingness to hold parent companies accountab
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
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
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
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,
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).
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
The development of Covid-19 status, check-in and vaccine apps saw us generate more health data than ever before, but this was accompanied by concern over privacy and potential misuse of data. These experiences with Covid show just how important transparency and clarity on how information is used are
Last week was not a good week for the Faculty of Advocates. The findings of an internal disciplinary hearing provoked Rape Crisis Scotland to allege that there existed "a culture of misogyny amongst some members of the Faculty of Advocates and lay bare an environment where entitled, arrogant attitud
Angus Wood discusses the details surrounding the assignation of claims in an insolvency case. The recent Court of Appeal decision in Lock v Stanley has provided some comfort to Insolvency Practitioners and litigation funders in relation to potential challenges to assignations of claims, as well as h
The Scottish government’s cladding remediation programme continues to generate law reform with the announcement yesterday that the Single Building Assessment (SBS) programme will be expanded. The pilot SBS scheme, designed to replace the EWS1 external wall assessment process in Scotland, came