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Accidents at Work Remain an Issue in Scotland and the UK

October 17, 2012

Guest post regarding accidents at work in Scotland and across the UK Despite the increasing worries surrounding the safety of workplaces in the UK, the number of accidents which are occurring each year remains high. A recent Health and Safety Executive study deemed as many as quarter of construction sites in the country to be […]

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Cheshire Mortgage Corporation Ltd v Grandison & Ors: Breach of Warranty of Authority in Scots Law

September 25, 2012

The following is a guest Scots law blog post as first published to leading case law resource, CaseCheck, regarding the recent Inner House decision in Cheshire Mortgage Corporation Ltd v Grandison and Blemain Finance Ltd v Balfour & Manson LLP [2012] CSIH 66 (5th September 2012) Introduction We are pleased to welcome again Mr Anis […]

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The Scottish Independence Referendum: Recent Advancements in the Debate

June 26, 2012

This is a guest article for Scots Law Blog regarding the Scottish Independence Referendum, including discussion of recent advancements in the debate. Further blog posts welcome. As the Scottish Independence referendum nears closer, major questions are being asked as to whether Scotland would really be independent from the United Kingdom. These questions have followed the […]

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‘The Challenges Facing Prospective Trainees in an Uncertain Economic Climate’: A Personal Perspective by Christopher Agnew

May 10, 2012

We are pleased to welcome Glasgow University law graduate, Christopher Agnew, as he pens this incisive guest blog post regarding some of the challenges facing prospective trainee solicitors in Scotland in the current uncertain economic climate. Entering into a life in law, as I did in 2005, I would expect that my peers would have […]

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Open Justice website alive with great legal blogging: #oj_uk

February 29, 2012

Open Justice Week launched at the start of this week (27 February) and already the Open Justice website is alive with some great pieces of legal blogging from the Scottish Courts. As explained in the Open Justice launch statement, A fundamental principle of law is: “Not only must justice be done; it must also be […]

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Scotland’s Constitutional Future – Lord Wallace’s speech at the University of Glasgow

January 21, 2012

Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC, the Advocate General for Scotland, delivered a speech at Glasgow University on Friday 20 January 2012, outlining why the Scottish Parliament cannot currently legislate for a referendum on independence at present.  Lord Wallace also set out how a legal, fair and decisive referendum can be achieved if the Scottish Government […]

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Practical Law Company publishing Scots Law books online

January 16, 2012

A leading provider of legal know-how & market intelligence for lawyers, Practical Law Company (“PLC”) has just started to publish online various Scots law books previously only available in hard copy.  The list and publishing schedule is here: http://uk.practicallaw.com/about/browsebooks#scotslaw This is a welcome move in legal publishing as more and more great legal information is […]

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Warranty of Authority in Scots Law: Cheshire Mortgage Corporation v Grandison & Ors

November 21, 2011

I am pleased to welcome Mr Anis Waiz, Solicitor and Partner at Manchester-based law firm, Mohindra Maini LLP, as he pens a very comprehensive guest blog post on the recent Outer House decision of Cheshire Mortgage Corporation Ltd & Anor v. Grandison & Ors [2011] CSOH 157 (23 September 2011). The below is an edited […]

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ScotsLawBlog one of the Top 25 International & Foreign Law Blogs of 2011

November 17, 2011

I am delighted to announce that ScotsLawBlog has been named as one of LexisNexis’  Top 25 International & Foreign Law Blogs of 2011. For those other keen bloggers or for those considering blogging for the first time, it may be surprising to learn that ScotsLawBlog has only recently marked its 1 year anniversary. Such is […]

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ScotsLawBlog nominated: Top 25 International & Foreign Law Blogs of 2011

November 1, 2011

I am very pleased to announce that ScotsLawBlog has been nominated as a candidate for the Top 25 International & Foreign Law Blogs of 2011. And it’s great to see that this is not the only Scottish law blog listed: Absolvitor by Iain Nisbet is also nominated for the prize. Iain had outlined earlier this […]

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