Alan Pritchard A data breach is the unintended disclosure of private data. For some, this means clients’ personal details, for others, it is a leak of critical data about a major acquisition or merger. Every hour approximately 157,154 records are stolen or leaked into the public domain and the cos
Katy Wedderburn Katy Wedderburn takes a look at the year ahead in employment law.
Alan McIntosh Scottish consumers are not getting a fair deal. Their homes are being placed at risk because they are being denied solutions that are enshrined in legislation, writes Alan McIntosh.
Douglas Strang A recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has shed light on the way that tribunals should interpret the test for disability discrimination, explains Douglas Strang.
John Sturrock QC I was delighted to read my friend Angela Grahame QC’s article recently. As the recently elected Vice Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Angela is bringing a freshness and agility of thought to her work in that role. And, as a regular tweeter, she is also bringing a contemporary joi
Julie Hamilton Julie Hamilton considers occupiers' liability in the wake of Craig Anderson.With parents’ demanding, varied and ever changing work schedules the need for alternative child care arrangements is on the rise, with many parents becoming reliant upon childminders, family and friends now
Liina Tulk Liina Tulk considers circumstances where a banking dispute can turn into a professional negligence claim against previous lawyers.
Angela Grahame QC Angela Grahame QC, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates discusses a new Faculty arbitration scheme intended to sidestep court delays and reduce costs.
Katy Wedderburn considers the implications of Brexit on employment law six months after the vote. More than six months has now passed since the UK took the decision to leave the European Union (EU). So, now is a good time to take stock of the impact this will have, or has had, on employment law
Christopher Lindley Christopher Lindley explains how new agricultural holdings provisions will work.
Professor Alan Miller The Law Society of Scotland spoke to Professor Alan Miller, special envoy of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions and former chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, on International Human Rights Day 2016, which marks the 68th anniversary of the Unite
Katy Wedderburn The UK government has published the final draft of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, which are set to come into force in April 2017 and which will see larger employers reporting on their gender pay gap, explains Katy Wedderburn.
Strict rules rightly govern contracts awarded by public bodies, and, in some cases, by utilities. Contractors must make clear not just their costs, but also exactly what they will do: so what happens when the buyer’s requirements change during a project? Recent regulations which sought to offer cl