Insights 21 October 2020

How has Covid-19 changed the way we litigate in Scotland?

Legislation introduced to help manage legal processes during the pandemic has not only modernised traditional court methods but encouraged use of ADR approaches

Read article about How has Covid-19 changed the way we litigate in Scotland?

Insights 15 October 2020

Politics must meet practicality if we want to see more turbines turning

In the Herald on Thursday 15 October, Susan Law explains why she believes more must be done to improve the infrastructure in Scotland to ensure renewa...

Read article about Politics must meet practicality if we want to see more turbines turning

Insights 7 October 2020

Strong leadership has never been more important for our charities

David Dunsire believes that bold thinking and actions are needed as he joins third sector chairs to discuss successful strategies at the ACOSVO event ...

Read article about Strong leadership has never been more important for our charities

Insights 7 October 2020

Is a Living Will the same as a Power of Attorney?

There’s often confusion over whether these are one and the same. Both provide reassurance and clarity but they do so in very different ways

Read article about Is a Living Will the same as a Power of Attorney?

Insights 21 September 2020

Covid-19 : Furlough factor adds new dimension to ensuring fair play with redundancies

Ben Doherty urges companies considering redundancies to pause and consider whether the current circumstances mean that amendments are required to the ...

Read article about Covid-19 : Furlough factor adds new dimension to ensuring fair play with redundancies

Insights 11 September 2020

Covid-19 : Employers need to be aware of increased threat of data breaches from homeworking

Companies face an increased risk of data breaches and heavy fines because of staff working from home long term and must take action to reduce the threat

Read article about Covid-19 : Employers need to be aware of increased threat of data breaches from homeworking

Insights 9 September 2020

Covid-19 : Recommendations for employers considering coronavirus testing in their workplace

Some general guidance for employers who may wish to include testing staff for coronavirus in the event of an outbreak in their business

Read article about Covid-19 : Recommendations for employers considering coronavirus testing in their workplace

Insights 4 September 2020

Planning a holiday? Don’t get burnt by fast-changing rules – consider a Power of Attorney

The current dynamic situation, particularly with regard to non-essential travel, highlights an often-overlooked need for a PoA

Read article about Planning a holiday? Don’t get burnt by fast-changing rules – consider a Power of Attorney

Insights 25 August 2020

Japanese Knotweed – a change in perception

Recent studies indicate a potential shift in the reporting of Japanese Knotweed and a trend towards new perceptions of it amongst property stakeholders

Read article about Japanese Knotweed – a change in perception

Insights 17 August 2020

An analysis of Scotland’s proposed new hate crime law with Reaction & Brent Haywood

Oliver Rhodes' recent article for Reaction, the commentary and analysis website, draws heavily on Brent Haywood's concerns about Scotland’s new hate crime bill

Read article about An analysis of Scotland’s proposed new hate crime law with Reaction & Brent Haywood

Insights 14 August 2020

Wills – Do I really need one?

Yes, if you want the people you hope and expect to inherit from your estate to receive the assets you wish them to have

Read article about Wills – Do I really need one?

Insights 27 July 2020

Now is the time for us to streamline a justice system that’s too expensive

Brent Haywood suggests the debate regarding virtual courts for criminal cases should be sparked for civil justice, with Scottish business being a voic...

Read article about Now is the time for us to streamline a justice system that’s too expensive