Rosie Walker, head of litigation and partner at Gilson Gray, didn't see law as a particularly accessible career when she was younger, and instead decided to study politics and history at the University of Edinburgh. But while she was a student, she says she realised the importance of law in society
Leona Duff outlines the new limitation rules being introduced under the Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 from 1 June 2022. The law of time-bar has been confusing and unsatisfactory for a number of years in Scotland, particularly in construction cases involving latent defects. There have been a numbe
Amy Pairman discusses restrictions on rebated fuels and construction contracts. Despite the concerns raised by many trade bodies, from 1 April 2022 the government has restricted which sectors can use rebated diesel (known as red diesel) and some rebated biofuels. The result being that it is now ille
An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case shows that in some circumstances the answers given can be fair. In Hope v British Medical Association the claimant, a senior policy adviser, raised seven grievances against senior managers in the space of just over a year. The grievances concerned, amongst ot
For over 25 years, I have enjoyed building a specialism in personal injury law. I have dealt with hundreds of accident claims. Road traffic accidents on urban roads, motorways and rural roads. Workplace accidents in factories, construction sites, shipyards, offshore installations. Accidents at sea o
Several recent well-documented cases of ransomware – malicious software used by criminals to encrypt information until a ransom is paid – highlight a growing danger to both private and public sector organisations, writes James McGachie. Research by the National Cyber Security Centre
A Scots litigator has co-authored a new book on electronic music giants Depeche Mode.
The final part in David J Black's forensic examination of the ME/CFS scandal looks at alleged scientific misconduct and a possible cover-up. Read the last part here. The tragedy of the putative ME/CFS scandal as the revelations following the PACE controversy emerged, was that, for a time, thing
We are often asked about the system for the regulation of the sale of alcohol in Scotland and it is suggested that this bears a close relationship with that in England and Wales. Yes, there are similarities but also significant differences. So how is the sale of alcohol regulated in Scotland? The Li
Prone to making the facts fit their theories, academics have, for decades, gaslit ME/CFS sufferers by telling them their condition was all in their heads. To compound matters, a pliant British media happily preached the false biopsychosocial gospel and misery ensued. But the pandemic has changed eve
Many years ago, I knew someone who applied for the ‘old style’ Employment Support Allowance (ESA). Let’s call this person Bob. Upon receipt of Bob’s application, the DWP contacted him to schedule an appointment, which he attended and was asked a series of questions about how
June 1 2022 marks a significant date in the development of Scots law with the long-awaited, though still partial, implementation of the Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018. Important changes are being made to the manner of calculating the starting-point of the five-year “time-bar” period fo
Yvonne Dunn, partner and financial services technology expert at Pinsent Masons, discusses the opportunities made available to businesses through open finance. A 10-year road map strategy published for Scotland’s fintech hub has highlighted “open finance” data as a key theme.
I have known my solicitor since 1962. Granted at the time he did not know he was my solicitor because this was in primary one at Paisley Grammar. This is relevant for two related reasons. The first is that was just after the Cuban Missile Crisis when all the world thought it was going to die. Dylan
The Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill is currently before the Scottish Parliament. The bill seeks to preserve on a permanent basis a number of changes to the law that were introduced temporarily to address the challenges of the pandemic. Many of these changes deal with administrative