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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

“Sunny” Scotland – The Growth Of Solar Development

Craig Whelton

Scotland has long been at the forefront of renewable energy thanks to its abundance of wind, rain, fast flowing tides and crashing waves.  Until now there has been relatively little commercial scale solar development – perhaps not a great surprise given that sunshine is not our most abundant resource.

Although over 40% of electricity used in Scotland currently comes from renewables, solar production accounts for less than 2% of this.

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Jaws Of A Dilemma Over Katy Perry’s Shark

Colin Hulme

Katy Perry’s half-time show at this year’s Super Bowl was made especially memorable for the comedy value of her backing dancer now known as “Left Shark” who appeared to have forgotten his dance moves. However, few of the 118 million viewers will have immediately been alert to the global brand protection issues which would arise for the performer.

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What's Next For Product Liability Actions?

Fiona McAllister

A transformation of the Scottish civil justice system is expected this year as the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 comes into force. The first provisions came into effect on 1 April 2015 and the next tranche will be effective from September 2015. Here we take a look at a couple of ways in which this new legislation will impact on how product liability actions are taken forward in Scotland.

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