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Sandra Cassels provides an overview of the approach to cladding in Scotland and addresses three discrete points: building Regulations, RICS Guidance and rights of recourse for owners/government assistance. The fatal Garnock Court tower block fire in 1999 contributed to the building standards sy

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In Scotland, as in England, claims must be brought to court before they prescribe. Until recently, the law in this area was believed to be reasonably well understood. An obligation to make reparation for loss or damage must be brought within five years of the obligation becoming enforceable. If a br

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A new report from Transparency International (TI) suggests the fight against global corruption has stalled, with more than 80 per cent of countries making little or no progress over the last decade. According to the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranks 180 countries and territories b

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Innes Clark writes about a case in which the Court of Appeal held that a worker was entitled to holiday pay going back through his whole period of employment. Having succeeded in persuading the Supreme Court that he was a worker, the claimant in Smith v Pimlico Plumbers had less success when his cla

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At the age of 12, Elaine Motion, chairman of Balfour and Manson, knew she wanted to be a lawyer. She admits to being slightly embarrassed about having that ambition at such a young age, and she isn't completely sure if it was a film or her father who most influenced her decision. “I always wan

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The recent changes to the Highway Code have been widely reported. However, the initial worries of chaos on UK roads, gridlock as city traffic is paralysed by cyclists hogging the roads, or pedestrians making a dive in front of traffic in crash for cash bids have all gone unfounded. Quite frankly, no

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Ransomware – malicious software used by criminals to encrypt information until a ransom is paid – poses a growing danger to both private and public sector organisations. With the National Cyber Security Centre indicating that three times as many ransomware attacks took place in the first

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And so the time has come to talk of David and Henry, and the crimes of which they stand accused. In David Hume’s case sentence has already been passed, his name now severed from the largest post-war building on Edinburgh University’s principal campus. Given that he had fixed ideas on bea

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