Donoghue v Stevenson: In Legal Cartoon Form

November 4, 2013

Over 80 years since the judgment, Donoghue v Stevenson has remained one of the most important cases in delict/tort for Scots Law and indeed for the laws of many countries around the world. Today The Utterant published a humorous legal cartoon with a slight variation on the facts to our sister site YouBlawg, republished below [...]

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PIP implants: experts raise further concerns

June 5, 2013

A year and a half since the PIP breast implant scandal first broke the women affected are still being given conflicting advice regarding the potential long term health effects of the industrial grade silicone used to fill the implants. In February 2013, the Department of Health and the MHRA had published their findings after the [...]

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Baby ashes – a national disgrace

June 3, 2013

One of the most important parts of the grieving process is to bury your loved one or scatter their ashes in a place meaningful to the family – a place where they can visit and reflect on their cherished memories. This is especially so when the time with the deceased was very limited. Therefore it’s [...]

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Nice people tough lawyers

April 30, 2013

At Thompsons we like to think of ourselves as being nice people but tough lawyers. Earlier this week however I sat through a meeting which would have tested even the toughest of lawyers’ ability not to show their more sensitive side. The meeting in question involved the bereaved parents who have been embroiled in the [...]

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Employee or Office-holder. Contract or not. Police Pension reform…

April 21, 2013

Police officers, that is the rank and file, do not have contracts of employment as they hold ‘office’. Employees as I understand it, must have contracts of employment to protect both parties. Recent proposed changes to the Police Pension Scheme and the intention of government to repeal Section 2 of their Pension Regulations is causing [...]

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Civil justice is no place for playing party politics

March 26, 2013

A couple of weeks ago we were given a stark reminder as to the pivotal role the House of Lords can still play in democracy. Wednesday 6th March 2013 was a key day in British politics, but also one which exposed the danger in politicising fundamental rights through playing party politics with the civil justice [...]

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Corroboration’s Fate

February 5, 2013

Scottish legal dissertation regarding the fate of corroboration under Scots Law. If you’d like your law dissertation published, contact us here. Corroboration in Scots law is a rule which remains a fundamental element in the conviction of a charge. Conversely, following the Carloway Review, the law in Scotland has witnessed a large influx of persons [...]

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Gay Marriage in Scotland

February 3, 2013

Guest post regarding gay marriage in Scotland. The Scottish Parliament plans that churches and belief bodies would need to “opt in” to perform same-sex marriages, meaning that those fundamentally opposed in principal would not face possible law suits. The Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic Church have already expressed their rejection of the idea of [...]

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Preparing for a meeting with a family lawyer

January 14, 2013

Meeting with a solicitor for the first time can be overwhelming, particularly if you’re dealing with a sensitive case and require the services of a family solicitor. Putney to Glasgow, Manchester to Cardiff – wherever you are, it’ll always be a bit scary. However it doesn’t have to be, as long as you prepare properly. [...]

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How the Banks Contracted Out of their Regulatory Obligations

January 6, 2013

There has been much publicity regarding the recent agreement between the banks and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) regarding the mis-selling of interest rate swap agreements to SMEs. In an effort to protect their image and avoid another claims management company boom, the banks allegedly admitted their failings in the selling of these agreements to [...]

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