coronavirus



Elaine McIlroy: Update on coronavirus travel corridors and EU travel restrictions

There have been recent changes to the rules on travel to the UK and to the EU arising out of COVID-19. So, what are the key things employers need to know in relation to business visits and travel arrangements involving their staff? Elaine McIlroy explains.

Published 7 July 2020

Call for virtual courts to become the default in summary cases condemned

Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle's recommendation that virtual courts for summary criminal cases become the default has been described as "absolutely atrocious".

Published 6 July 2020

Lawyer warns that charities may have to merge to survive economic fallout of coronavirus

Charities may have to merge to survive the cash crisis caused by the pandemic, a lawyer has said.

Published 6 July 2020

Remote hearings in the days of coronavirus

Terra Firma's Jon Kiddie has considered the essentials of remote hearings in a new article, particularly in relation to civil proceedings, from where we were pre-pandemic to the current situation where remote hearings have become the new norm.

Published 3 July 2020

Video: Professor Jo Shaw launches new book

Edinburgh Law School's Professor Jo Shaw has presented her new book, The People in Question: Citizens and Constitutions in Uncertain Times, at a virtual book launch.

Published 1 July 2020

Tech companies in renewables sector urged to secure IP rights

Tech companies operating in the renewable energy sector could cause decades of damage to their market position if they fail to secure their IP rights now, an expert has warned.

Published 30 June 2020

Scottish residential property market set to re-open ‘with a bang’

The Scottish housing market is set to open today as the country enters phase two of the Scottish government’s route map out of the coronavirus crisis.

Published 29 June 2020

COVID-19 crisis will 'accelerate green energy transition'

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is set to speed up the global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, according to a leading industry legal expert.

Published 26 June 2020

England: Nightingale-style courts to address court backlog

New Nightingale-style courts will be opened to deal with the backlog of more than half a million criminal cases that have built up during the pandemic, The Times reports.

Published 26 June 2020

Robert More: Criminal legal aid – why lockdown will soon turn to meltdown

Robert More makes some worrying predictions about legally aided criminal defence work in the wake of the lockdown.

Published 25 June 2020

Edinburgh Law School academics feature in Commons briefing paper

A blog written by Professor David Cabrelli of Edinburgh Law School along with research assistant Jessica D’alton has been featured in the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper 8880.

Published 25 June 2020

Scottish government issues guidance on moving home

New guidance has been issued which aims to ensure that moving home in Scotland can happen safely during the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 24 June 2020

Dawn Reoch: Business debt in the aftermath of the pandemic

Dawn Reoch discusses business debt in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 24 June 2020

Lord President vows no court solution will 'compromise fair trials'

No measure will be implemented to address Scotland's backlog of criminal cases that would compromise fair trials, the Lord President has said.

Published 19 June 2020

Opinions wanted on operation of children's hearing system during lockdown

Opinions are being sought on the operation of Scotland's children's hearing system during lockdown by researchers at the University of Strathclyde.

Published 19 June 2020