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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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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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Lords debate the criminal liability of Scottish partnerships

December 4, 2012

A Bill to reform the criminal liability of Scottish partnerships took a step closer to becoming law earlier this month, when it began its Second Reading in the House of Lords. The Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill is designed to close a legal loophole that allows partnerships to evade prosecution by the simple process of dissolving […]

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The Facts Speak For Themselves; Utilis

November 23, 2012

Guest Scots Law Blog post by Graham Kerr LLB (Hons) Dip LP, owner of Legal Media Solutions in Scotland and a founder of How to Moot. You can follow Graham on Twitter @gster84. I remember sitting in a lecture for Delict, many moons ago and learning about the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur. Pretty much […]

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