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Harry Clarke, Private Prosecution and the Glasgow Bin Lorry Tragedy FAI

August 21, 2015

Should Harry Clarke face private prosecution for the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy that happened last year? Amidst much speculation on social media channels, there are currently a few terrific legal blogs publishing useful info that are worth checking out:- Lallands Peat Worrier: “Answer for your actions, Harry…”  (20 August 2015) Lallands Peat Worrier: Harry Clarke […]

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Scots Property Law, Souvenir Plot Ownership & Social Media at its Best

February 15, 2015

It’s one of the best examples of the Scottish legal profession (and indeed other lawyers from around the world) using social media to come together to clarify a point of law and shine light on misleading marketing. What happened? “If you do not understand how land can be sold in Scotland, ask a Scottish lawyer” […]

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How Scottish Trust Deed Legislation Has Changed

January 29, 2015

It can be a very difficult and confusing time for many people who are struggling with debt as they search for the right solution to try to get out of debt as quickly as possible. Scottish Protected Trust Deeds are one option that residents in Scotland may wish to consider as a means to clear […]

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The Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill – Better Safe Than Sorry?

January 19, 2015

Both Police Scotland and legal experts have said that if the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill is to be introduced in Scotland, greater clarity must be provided in order to prevent the risk of someone being prosecuted. The Assisted Suicide Bill would give people in Scotland whose lives have become insufferable as a result of a […]

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Upcoming CPD Seminars: Civil Litigation Reforms / Buying & Selling Land for Development in Scotland

January 18, 2015

Looking for extra CPD hours? Needing to top up your team’s knowledge and expertise? These civil litigation and commercial property seminars in Scotland may be of particular interest to you:- Civil Litigation Reforms – Are You Ready for 1 April? (Glasgow, 2 March 2015) Buying & Selling Land for Development in Scotland (Glasgow, 3 February […]

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Man ‘Exploited” By Strip Club – Does He Have Any Remedy in Scots Law?

November 14, 2014

A man from Northern Ireland has made claims that he was ‘grossly exploited’ by lap dancing club Spearmint Rhino, after they plied him with alcohol resulting in him spending a third of his salary in one night. The man who will not be named, spent £7,500 at the club in August last year during a […]

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November Legal Seminars For Scottish Law Firm Partners & Solicitors: 10% Off

November 7, 2014

We are pleased to note that alongside one of the UK’s leading law firm consultants, Stephen Gold, our founder Gavin Ward and director of Moore Legal Technology, Chris Davidson, are presenting at an upcoming Law Society of Scotland event in Glasgow later this month. (26 November 2014) For 3.5 hours of CPD at an event […]

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Questions re Correct Elements of Criminal Law in Scotland for Crime Writer

October 15, 2014

Questions below re correct elements of criminal law in Scotland for a crime writer – any comments appreciated:- Hello I’m hopeful that someone is able to help me, I am in the final stages of writing a crime novel (set in Edinburgh), and I would like to be accurate regarding applicable Scots law. The scenario: […]

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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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