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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Comic books, conscious bias, and why legal dinosaurs should be made extinct

Gary Moffat

I have a confession – I’m a bit of a comic book geek. Forbidden Planet opened its doors in Glasgow when I was at University and my first purchase was the truly industry-altering “The Dark Knight Returns”, about an old Bruce Wayne coming out of retirement to once more don the Batman suit to save Gotham. This was more than 25 years ago. Do you know what was truly ground-breaking about it? Robin was female. She was called Carrie Kelley. She was young, brave and dynamic. And she saved Batman’s life. She’s one of my favourite comic book characters.

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Under the Influence: New Guidelines for Social Media Advertising

Lynne Moss

Love it or loathe it, social media is a sign of our times. Recent years have seen the rapid rise of social media “influencers” on platforms like Facebook and Instagram, and brands and advertisers have tapped into that trend and are using social media as a powerful marketing tool. As consumers become weary of the more “traditional” forms of advertising, such as TV, radio and even websites, which can be skipped through, brands have had to come up with innovative and more immediate ways to advertise their products.


What is happening?

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Two years of Simple Procedure: It’s been a complicated time

The Simple Procedure Rules recently celebrated its second birthday. The intervening period has been interesting for the courts, practitioners and lay persons alike! It was heralded as a radical move toward a modern 21st century court process. As with most radical transformations, there have however been some teething problems.

The Scottish Civil Justice Council consulted on the Rules during summer 2018 and recently published a summary of its responses. The consultation sought to gather opinion on how the rules were working in practice.

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