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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

#BalanceforBetter. When women succeed, we are all lifted up.

On Friday I had the great privilege of attending the Street Soccer Women Inspired Gala Lunch in Edinburgh to mark International Women’s Day 2019. Before doing so, I stopped in at the Law Society of Scotland to have my photo taken as part of celebrations to mark 100 years of women in law. As I left the photo shoot, I pondered how far we have come since women were first admitted to the legal profession in 1919.

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Brexit and Renewables: What lies ahead?

Much has been written about the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s renewable energy sector. Common themes that have emerged are loss of investor confidence, concerns over energy security and delays in much needed investment into the UK’s energy infrastructure. 

The publication by the UK Government in November 2018 of its ‘no-deal’ Brexit papers sought to provide some clarity to the energy sector on issues such as generating low-carbon electricity and the implications for trading electricity and gas, but despite this the common themes highlighted above continue to pers

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Protecting Scottish intellectual property on a global stage

With the dawning of the 1900s, a small group of merchants gathered in a draughty meeting room in Stornoway. They were there to plan how to protect intellectual property in the increasingly valuable HARRIS TWEED cloth which was being produced on the Outer Hebrides. 

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