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Prescription in Scotland – A Brief History of Time

March 17, 2016

Prescription has an important role to play in any legal system; it creates an element of certainty for parties that they will not face action after a certain time limit has passed. Prescription gives closure to unresolved legal issues, but time-limits must be sufficient to give parties the choice of taking legal action, and strike […]

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The Edinburgh Law Review – Get FREE online access to this great Scots Law resource for 30 days!

January 29, 2016

The Edinburgh Law Review is an international forum for the discussion of law. The journal has a focus on Scots Law and the Scottish legal system, making it indispensable to practitioners wishing to stay informed of recent and current developments. So we are pleased to announce that Edinburgh University Press is offering free online access […]

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Upcoming CPD Seminars for Scottish Lawyers: Litigation, Business & Private Client/Agriculture

December 2, 2015

Looking for extra CPD hours? Needing to top up your team’s knowledge and expertise? These litigation, business and private client/agricultural seminars in Scotland may be of particular interest to you: Arbitration in Scotland – A Practical Guide Glasgow, 18 March 2016 Flight Compensation Claims – Litigating Against Airlines Glasgow, 11 March 2016 Business Disputes – […]

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Misuse of Drugs Act Section 23 – What are reasonable grounds to suspect?

October 30, 2015

The admissibility of evidence arising from police searches of vehicles under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 has become fertile ground for legal argument in recent years. The argument which found prominence in McAughey v HM Advocate [2013] HCJAC 163; 2014 SCCR 11 has resulted in a relative flood of cases centring upon the state of mind of […]

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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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