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22 Jan 18

Member's bill proposal seeks to counter abuse of retail staff

Threats following age challenges a particular concern

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22 Jan 18

MSPs to examine how Holyrood stands up for human rights

Committee calls for evidence from those who fight for their rights

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22 Jan 18

Advocates call for clarity over CJEU role – but deal must come first

Submission argues relationship terms must precede dispute mechanism

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19 Jan 18

Non-harassment order competent when sentence deferred: appeal sheriffs

Judges distinguish ASBOs and see no practical difficulties

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19 Jan 18

Harper Macleod hires partner for Lerwick office

Stewart MacGregor returns to Shetland

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"One lifetime is not enough"

Having retired from the University of Edinburgh, George Gretton tells of his passion for the law, his belief in the Scottish system and his admiration for those who work with real-life legal problems

Legally habit-forming

Have you kept up that new year’s resolution? How do you acquire the mindset that enables you to persevere with changing the way you do things? Our author shares some lessons from experience

Equality in service

Equality duties do not only apply to solicitors as employers: all who provide a service to the public owe duties, breach of which could found a discrimination claim. Are you doing enough to meet them?

Asset finance: time for reform

The Scottish Law Commission has published its Report on Moveable Transactions, the emphasis of which is to enable businesses to raise finance against their assets more easily. What does it recommend?

Human trafficking from the defence perspective

A defence solicitor explains how cases in which an accused may have statutory protection as a victim of human trafficking or exploitation may arise in an unexpected context

Contract law in flux

Scots contract law is changing rapidly, and further reforms are on the way. This article outlines some key developments to keep up with

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