Opinion

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Politics has been a very odd place over the last few weeks and months, where apparently in starting consideration of a policy proposal, the law has not always seemed to be the first point of reference and politics rather than law has been the deciding factor. It is almost a relief to be back looking

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Kirsteen Maclean discusses the intricacies of corporate insolvency. Research undertaken by the insolvency and restructuring trade body R3, in Scotland, revealed that the number of insolvency cases (liquidations and receiverships), for the last quarter of 2021, was 164 per cent higher compared to the

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The recent case of Free Miles v The Royal Veterinary College, featuring Dorothy the turkey, shares striking similarities to one of my early employment tribunal cases. In that memorable case, the claimant had “rescued” (we said “stolen”) a duck (unnamed) from her employer beca

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Nicola Sturgeon has made her grand gambit, presenting a draft bill to the Scottish Parliament to hold a referendum on Scottish independence on October 19, 2023. The draft contained the referendum question, established the modalities for the poll, and even provided for the font of the print on the ba

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On 1 June 2022, two changes came into force in Scotland which change the law around when claims expire under a construction contract. The general starting point is the same – if a claim has not been raised within five-years of the loss, injury or damage occurring then (unless one of the except

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Last month was a particularly busy period in the Buy-Now Pay-Later (BNPL) sector. On 1 June, Klarna, one of the largest BNPL providers, began reporting its customer data to credit reference agencies in the UK for the popular short-term credit products such as Pay in 3 instalments and Pay in 30 days.

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The sun is shining in the Highlands (well, at least it has been intermittently) and farmers are busy making hay and silage. When long grass fields are cut, they often attract walkers and horse riders who fancy taking access across the nice open fields – is it okay for them to do so? In Scotlan

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With Scotland’s constitutional issue set to take centre stage once again, many will be fearful that division and rancour may follow. Back in 2014 and in subsequent years, the debate has often generated more heat than light. Arguably, the 2016 Brexit referendum was even more acrimonious.

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With our separate legal systems, the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime does not operate in Scotland, and as a result civil recovery remains the only option short of prosecution for Scottish prosecutors to resolve bribery cases. In contrast, in England and Wales, DPAs have effectively displ

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An­drew Walker, partner and head of corporate growth at Morton Fraser, discusses the role employee businesses could have in boosting the wider UK economy. The Scottish government’s Programme for Government included a goal to reach 500 employee-owned businesses (EOBs) by 2030. We currently

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Clerk of Faculty, Richard Pugh, details how the Faculty of Advocates encourages those aspiring to a career at the bar. The Faculty of Advocates recently admitted 28 new members, the second-largest ever annual intake. This follows another large intake in 2020, when 24 new advocates were admitted.

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