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David McClements discusses the implications of a UN committee's interpretation of Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In Scotland, we have been rightly proud of our good practice when dealing with legislation for incapacity and mental disorder from a person-ce

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Robert Preston Robert Preston, of Living and Dying Well, an evidence-based think tank who are against proposed changes to the law on assisted-dying discusses the law as it stands both sides of the border.

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It’s a sad fact that as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, so do the techniques employed by criminals to commit fraudulent activity. Here, Paul McCluskey, head of professional practices at Bank of Scotland, examines different methods employed by fraudsters, and how best to combat them.

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Darina Kerr (pictured) discusses impending changes to the operation of judicial review in Scotland. Major changes to the operation of judicial review in Scotland are on the horizon. These changes have important implications for developers and funders. They will bring the procedure closer to that in

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Following SLN’s news on the increasing number of women entering the legal profession Audrey Dishington (pictured) discusses female representation at Pagan Osborne. It has been widely reported that women are under-represented at senior levels throughout industry and this is particularly prevalent i

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Fiona McAllister (pictured) discusses privacy rights six months after the creation of IPSO. Six months after the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) issued its Data Protection guidance and the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) took over from the Press Complaints Commission, we still

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David Menzies (pictured) responds to allegations that the insolvency profession in Scotland preys on the vulnerable. I read with interest the views expressed by Mike Dailly of Govan Law Centre in his blog published inScottish Legal News on 24 February 2015. The blog raises valid concerns about debt,

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Catherine Guthrie (pictured) discusses the need to account for digital assets when making a will. It has recently been announced that Facebook is to introduce a “legacy contract”, allowing a friend or relative to access and update a person’s profile when they die. The idea is not without its c

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Mike Dailly offers the view that the insolvency industry in Scotland often preys on the misery of the vulnerable. Not every business does badly in a recession. Some do very well indeed. The following case is fairly typical. It illustrates something worryingly wrong and unfair at the heart of the ins

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Ben Bestgen (pictured) discusses the idea of separating share-ownership and the right to vote attaching to shares as well as the advantages and disadvantages of such a system. In Company Lawyer 2015 36(6), pp 67-71, Professor Panagiotis Panagiotou, a Greek attorney at the Supreme Court of Athens and

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