The case of Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd and another has already made Scottish legal history. It was the first case in which evidence was heard by a Scottish court on an alleged defect in a hip replacement product in litigation raised under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA).
Partners at insurance law specialists BLM and Clyde & Co are set to vote on a possible merger which would create a combined firm with annual revenue of around £733 million (roughly €872 million). According to the Law Society Gazette in England and Wales, the firms – both of whic
What could have been done better in response to the Covid-19 pandemic? Has any aspect of the response broken Scots criminal law? Are there any circumstances in which compensation should be paid to those who have suffered the disease or to relatives of those who have passed because of it? Though
Kirsty Yuill takes a look at proposed new traffic rules. According to a 2021 study by Rooster Insurance, 46.6 per cent of drivers have never refreshed their knowledge of the Highway Code. Those road users will no doubt be surprised to hear that 33 of its rules have been updated and five other change
Insurance law specialists BLM and Clyde & Co are reportedly discussing a possible merger which would create a combined firm with annual revenue of £735 million. The firm recently entered "early-stage talks" and the details are "being kept tight by the pair's senior leadership teams", accor
Insurance risk and commercial law firm BLM, which has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, has signed up to a flexible working charter launched by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The ABI launched the #MakingFlexibleWork campaign earlier this year with the aim of increasing flexible working,
Shirley Wyles reminds us of the delayed fire safety regime and its legal aspects. While the catastrophic blaze that ripped through Grenfell Tower in the early hours of 14 June 2017 with the loss of 72 lives is the subject of an ongoing public inquiry, there have already been legislative responses to
BLM has promoted Glasgow-based solicitors Lorna Ferguson and Zoe McDonnell to partner and Nicola Buchanan to associate. In total, the firm has promoted 12 of its associates to partner and 23 solicitors to associate, across nine of its 13 locations.
Zoe McDonnell and Julie Brodtkorb consider recent proposals to introduce longer sentences for dangerous drivers. Drivers across the UK should take note of a proposal on the sentencing of dangerous drivers who cause death discussed at the UK Parliament on 21 July 2020. Former Prime Minister Ther
BLM's Glasgow office has been spared as the firm closes two others in the UK and launches a redundancy consultation. The leases for the firm's Glasgow and Belfast offices are currently being renewed and BLM said it has no plans to close any of its other 11 UK offices.
The effects of a change in the law on workplace regulations introduced some five years ago are still to fully reveal themselves in Scotland, writes Lorna Ferguson. The Brexit story so far has involved fresh consideration of several long-standing legal, social and economic issues; an important one be
BLM has become the first law firm to officially sign up to the Inclusive Behaviours in Insurance Pledge, an initiative set up by Lloyd’s of London and Zurich to demonstrate the insurance industry’s commitment to creating a “culture where inclusive behaviours become the norm and whe