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In recent years, there has been an increase in discussion and awareness of the impact of the menopause in the workplace, writes Katie Hendry. Last year, the charity Wellbeing of Women launched the ‘Menopause Pledge Workplace Campaign’. The pledge indicates the employers&rs

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The Scottish Civil Justice Committee’s current draft set of court rules is remarkable in a number of respects, writes Andrew Stevenson. Firstly, it is brief, a mere 80 rules covering just under 30 pages and a laudable exception to the regrettable tendency of legislation to swell to unwieldy di

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Twelve nautical miles are causing waves for the offshore wind sector which is struggling to recruit staff because complicated visa restrictions are deterring highly skilled foreign workers, writes Maria Gravelle. That’s the distance from the shoreline to the Territorial Sea boundary, wher

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The issue of holiday pay is one that has been subject to extensive examination by the courts over the last decade. The latest chapter is now written. The Supreme Court has handed down its decision in the case of Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) v Agnew, writes Andrew Maxwell. The key issue

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Gillian Mawdsley, author of the recently released Sudden Deaths and Fatal Accidents Inquiries in Scotland: Law, Policy and Practice, looks at the differences between FAIs and inquiries. Bloomsbury Professional is offering SLN readers a special 25 per cent discount on the new book. Order today f

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Cheryl Hogg details new wildlife crimes under consideration at Holyrood.   The Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill is currently at Stage 1 in the Scottish Parliament. This means it has been introduced to the Parliament and is now being examined by committees before the MSPs de

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Scotland’s target of net zero emissions by 2045 requires change in many sectors – the commercial property market being one of them. A recent Scottish government consultation cited improving the energy performance of buildings as a key part of its strategy, writes Matt Farrell. In En

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As the pandemic’s aftershocks reverberate through the financial ecosystem, insolvency law specialists are bracing for an overwhelming influx of fraud-based legal cases, writes Alan Munro. The pandemic required the government to provide fast and extensive support to keep businesses and ind

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Govan Law Centre calls for an increase in the protected minimum balance for earnings arrestments. A new Bankruptcy and Diligence (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament at the end of April and is currently before the Economy and Fair Work Committee for Stage 1 initial con

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The statutory instrument making amendments to the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993 comes into force today. This changes the procedure for defended family actions in a wholesale manner, replacing the existing procedure with rules heavily focused on case management, writes Lesley Gordon. Unfortunately, there

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New guidance is being drawn up to help manufacturers of connected devices comply with UK data protection laws, writes Kathryn Wynn. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) confirmed it is developing guidance on data protection and the “internet of things” as it

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