From the archives - December 2012
The legal obstacles to separated siblings seeking contact with each other: something for the Scottish Government to act on as part of the promised bill on children’s rights
The emergence of a legal rights claim from an unexpected source can cause serious difficulties for executry practitioners and their clients. What steps might one take?
One lawyer's experience in setting up an online legal services business through the “E-Spark” scheme to support entrepreneurs
The results of, and some thoughts prompted by, the survey of In-house Lawyers Group members ahead of this year’s annual conference, as seen by the ILG vice chair
An Inner House decision prompts a discussion of the duties that may be owed by a driver being overtaken
This month's selection of leisure reading chosen by the Journal's Book Review Editor
The Scottish Government is calculating that solicitors will learn to live with the reduced income following the legal aid changes. Is there anything the profession or the Society can do?
This month's Law Society of Scotland Council member profile: Christopher Fraser (non-solicitor member)
Reviews of Discrimination (Rubenstein); Misuse of Drugs and Drug Trafficking Offences (Fortson)
Lawyers have never staged a protest like they did over the Government's legal aid proposals, but I was proud to join them at the Parliament
Registers of Scotland page: the past year has seen some significant developments for Registers of Scotland, in the wake of new legislation
A look at some of the controversial questions as to where Scotland would stand legally, post-independence, and how they might be resolved
An important recent decision, while rejecting a claim based on breach of solicitors' implied warranty of authority, illustrates again the importance of knowing your client
A special feature looking at some current issues concerning expert witnesses, and the influence of cross border developments
The ongoing battle between Apple and Samsung has produced useful guidance from the Court of Appeal on when a company may be ordered to publicise an IP judgment against it
This year's Journal employment survey reveals some hope of better things to come, after a difficult year with many people in or close to some serious business restructuring
Latest criminal cases, including youth crime and sentencing; football banning orders; delay
Two recent developments in company law, concerning security registration and limited company status
Some issues arising under the Forced Marriage Act, in the light of the first cases brought under the Act
Social media are revolutionising how sport projects its image - bringing a new set of legal responsibilities
An update on land and agricultural law reviews currently underway, and a case that appears to have found a way round farming security of tenure
Interview with Janet Hood and Colin Anderson, retiring from office in the In-house Lawyers Group, about the changed status of the Group, and its members, during their time
The UK Supreme Court has decided on a practical solution to a hitherto unresolved question regarding the law of warrandice
Interview with Bruce Ritchie and Coral Riddell, retiring and successor heads of the Society's Professional Practice Department, on how the team is changing
With law firm mergers currently rife, many staff are having to adjust to a new working environment. How can the process be made as painless as possible?
Recent work of the Law Reform Department, including on criminal legal aid, self-directed support, drink driving, adults with incapacity, Scotland Act, partnerships
Advice column: should I admit that I have been diagnosed for clinical depression?
The full note introducing the 11th edition of the Guidelines for Assessment of General Damages
Responding to those "left field" events: coping with a bank that becomes a bit "difficult"