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Women in the Legal Profession – My View

I have little doubt that the practical experience of many professional women is inextricably intertwined with gender specific beliefs and in particular with the double bind of likeability versus capability. It seems to me that women often face the choice … More

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Scots Lawyers in Favour of Retaining Wigs and Gowns

In an article published in the Glasgow Herald on 18 April 2014, it was reported that judges in the Court of Session were to end a 250 year old tradition, by agreeing to dispense with the wearing of robes and … More

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Love at Work

Stephen James Easterbrook, a British business executive, was the president and chief executive of McDonald’s from March 2015 to 1st November 2019 when he was dismissed by the Board of Directors, with immediate effect, due to evidence of a relationship … More

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Teething Troubles for New Residential Tenancy System

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force almost two years ago, with the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland  (Housing and Property Chamber) taking on the Sheriff Court’s  jurisdiction over cases relating to most types of private residential tenancies … More

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Storing Your Will Where Others Can Find It

We are always advising our clients of the necessity of making a Will and having a Power of Attorney but recent information published by the  Financial Times has highlighted that it is also very important that your family knows where … More

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Securing a Traineeship

I started my traineeship with Mitchells Roberton in September of last year and I am so pleased to be here but that doesn’t stop me from identifying with the anxiety some students, in the middle of their Diploma just now, … More

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Kicking Contractual Terms Into Touch- Force Majeure

There was a feeling of strong indignation when the scheduled game between Scotland and Japan in this year’s Rugby World Cup was threatened with cancellation due to the threat of Typhoon Hagibis. Such cancellation would have meant the Scottish team … More

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“Latte Levy”

Environmental campaigners including Friends of the Earth Scotland, the Marine Conservation Society and Greenpeace are calling on ministers to ban the use of polystyrene cups as well as introducing a “latte levy”. An advisory group the Expert Panel on Environmental … More

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Scotland Becomes First UK Country to Introduce Pavement Parking Ban

At the moment pavement parking or double parking are not specific offences in Scotland but on 10th October 2019 Scottish Ministers voted in favour of section four of the Transport (Scotland) Bill which contains provisions to prohibit these actions. As … More

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Is Voluntary Registration Still a Good Idea?

I have written before about Voluntary Registration of title. The Registers of Scotland has been tasked with completing the Land Register by 2024. However, this is an unrealistic deadline, despite Keeper Induced Registration and the active encouragement of Voluntary Registration. … More

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