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The death toll for motorcyclists will keep on rising unless the message is changed, writes Thomas Mitchell. Motorcyclists are classed as ‘vulnerable road users’ in the Highway Code and their disproportionate representation of those killed and seriously injured in road traffic collis

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Laura Morrison discusses the rise of workcations. Given the predictably unpredictable Scottish climate, it was no surprise to read the results of a YouGov poll published earlier this year. It showed that 37 per cent of UK adults who can work remotely are interested in doing their job from a holiday

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The Faculty of Advocates has in general welcomed the introduction of the Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill, much of which recognises and preserves the independence of the legal profession, writes Dean of Faculty, Roddy Dunlop KC. However, as the Scottish Parliament reconvenes this we

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Registers of Scotland should devote its resources to addressing the backlog of applications instead of 'Unlocking the Sasine', writes the Scottish Law Agents Society. Amanda Cameron of D M Hall provided a timely reminder of the Scottish government target of having all property on the Land Register b

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Douglas Strang looks at a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision in relation to unlawful discrimination. Higgs v Farmor’s School and others relates to an incident which happened as long ago as October 2018 and it is a separate matter of concern that it has taken the best part of five

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As the General Register of Sasines approaches the end of its 400-year reign, big decisions lie ahead for property and land owners, writes Amanda Cameron. Scotland’s General Register of Sasines is the oldest national land register of property interests in the world, having been established

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The government has granted a general licence to enable UK lawyers to provide legal advice to non-UK individuals and businesses in relation to their compliance with international sanctions on Russia, without breaching UK sanctions regulations themselves, writes Stacy Keen. UK Russian sanctions r

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The final report of the Hearings System Working Group (HSWG) was published on 25th May. The report proposes a significant redesign of the existing children’s hearings system in Scotland. Dr Alyson Evans of the University of Strathclyde, an academic specialist in the children’s hearings s

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In the recent case of Tilbury Douglas Construction Limited v Ove Arup & Partners Scotland Limited CA117/21 [2023] CSOH 53 the issue of prescription was revisited by Lord Harrower at a preliminary proof, writes Karen Cornwell. By way of background, the ongoing case involves the development of a f

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The Scottish government is careful to limit the public's participation in the legal system so as not to frustrate its own ends, suggests Andrew Stevenson. In the preface to his 1906 satire The Doctor’s Dilemma, George Bernard Shaw launched a coruscating attack on the medical profession as it t

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David J Black reads the fine print of the Book Festival furore. Many of us may share the underlying views of those who believe we should be cutting back on the use of fossil fuels to save the planet, but scratch beneath the indignant morality of the latest attack by a number of Greta Thunberg inspir

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In 2013, I was an in-house lawyer with Standard Life, on the Law Society’s In-House Lawyers Committee, and heard about an inaugural Scottish Legal Walk in Edinburgh. This Access to Justice Foundation event, in aid of local legal advice charities, was on the first of October that year. I went a

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