From the archives - August 2011
Is the Hargreaves report sufficient to serve, as intended, as the blueprint to change the UK IP framework to further promote entrepreneurialism, economic growth and social and commercial innovation?
President's message: issues we have to deal with are put in perspective by events in Norway
Clarity and consistency are needed over liability for costs of repossession proceedings in the wake of RBS v Wilson
Is the press effectively regulated at present, and what needs to change? Lawyer and non-lawyer media commentators offer their views
From the September issue, the Journal and Journal Online will have a new design and will work harder together as a package for readers
Registers of Scotland's exhibition "Foundation Glasgow" has found a permanent home in the city, where it is now on display
Significant changes designed to reduce delays in payment under construction contracts will shortly come into force
Investment advisers beware - recent American legislation has potential global reach and could seriously damage your clients' wealth
First of two articles on this year's Budget and Finance Act, looking at the impact on personal taxation of the deficit reduction strategy
How failure to regularise a change in 1997 of financial payments post-divorce recently gave rise to some tricky problems
International law has an increasingly important role at a national level, one in which domestic courts have a part to play
The Journal's first feature on potential future stars of the Scottish profession shows a variety of entries from a spectrum of legal practices
The Society's "Law in Scotland" conference has streams for all sectors of the profession while highlighting its shared values
Recent developments in the EU on a new venture capital initiative
Advice column: am I overreacting if I want to take steps against a colleague who invades my personal space?
Many firms remain too inward-looking and need to refocus on the opportunities, and threats, that will emerge as the economy picks up
Employment tribunal claims have to be brought within a short timescale, and miscalculation regularly gives rise to Master Policy claims
Latest criminal cases, including bail considerations; extrajudicial admissions; orders for lifelong restriction; withdrawal of guilty plea
Why the Strasbourg court upheld a case against the UK arising out of its occupation of Iraqi territory
The much-discussed Agency Workers Regulations come into force on 1 October: what rights do they in fact confer?
Parenthood has been awarded to a deceased father in a case that highlights difficulties with the law on surrogacy
Closing a defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual can be complex and not without difficulties
The website review bows out with the author's personal favourites in the Scottish legal world
Reviews of Thinking Differently (ed Lee); Extradition Handbook (Jones & Davidson); International Criminal Tribunals (Darcy & Powderly); People Smuggling (Ventrella)
In the four years since the Crerar review of the oversight of public services was published, significant progress has been made in giving effect to it
Incidents are increasing of business property becoming the focus of protest action. What can be done if illegal activities ensue?