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Jodi Gordon extols the benefits of female leadership. You may be thinking that I'm over a week late with this blog, however in my opinion, discussion around this topic should never just be about one day! To truly inspire women and girls to feel included, this conversation has to extend well beyond 8

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Thomas Mitchell takes a look at the statistics around motorcycle casualties, which cast doubt on the claims made by Transport Scotland. Over the five years up to 2022, motorcyclists accounted for 17 per cent of all fatalities but less than one per cent of traffic. In 2022, according to Sco

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Graham Ogilvy reviews a "true story of love, crime and a dangerous obsession". Stendhal syndrome is unlikely to feature in a plea of mitigation in a sheriff court near you – and citing it did nothing to secure the liberty of Stéphane Breitwieser, the working-class Frenchman who systemat

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Naomi Pryde examines the opportunities for Scotland's space sector. Scotland aims to be Europe’s leading space nation, with ambitious plans outlined in the Scottish Government’s Space Strategy. The space industry heralds endless commercial opportunities. According to the Bank of America,

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What are we likely to see on employment law if Labour wins the next general election? Nicola Macara lays out her predictions. The next UK general election must be held no later than 28 January 2025. The Prime Minister’s working assumption is that it will take place in the second half of this y

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Corey Beaton considers the progress women in law have made and the barriers that still remain for them. When we consider the gender balance of our lecture halls, it is hard to imagine a time when women were not permitted to study the law, nor indeed to go on and practise it, yet it has only been jus

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Readers may recall an article published on 1 November 2023 summarising a decision of the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court regarding QOCS protection in a multi-defender action. That decision has now been overturned – Steven Smart analyses the appeal case. The pursuer argued that QOCS

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The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has indicated that it intends to utilise existing but less commonly used powers to grant immunity notices to offenders who assist in its cases, and support reduced sentences to defendants who provide evidence to enable other prosecutions, writes Tom Stocker.

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Robert Shiels is impressed by a new history of opium which paints a fascinating picture of an ancient trade with a profound impact on modern society. Opium has its own history and this discursive study by novelist Amitav Ghosh, moving into factual history, concentrates on individual aspects of the o

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John Sturrock looks at how legislative scrutiny at Holyrood might be improved. One of the difficulties which the Scottish Parliament has encountered is that legislation has on occasion been found, after passage through Parliament and in some cases implementation, to be in some way ineffective, inade

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Stuart Munro provides an update on the Horizon scandal. Less than a week after the broadcast, on 10 January 2024, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promised to introduce legislation to overturn all convictions resulting from the Horizon IT scandal – a so-called ‘mass-exoneration’ scheme.

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