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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

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

Andrew Smith

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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Emiliano Sala – Nantes turn spotlight to legal matters amid human tragedy

Much has already been written about the tragic circumstances which led to the death of the Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in a plane crash over the English Channel.

However, it is perhaps emblematic of modern-day football that not even two weeks after the tragedy, attention has already turned to legal and financial matters in connection with Mr Sala’s transfer from FC Nantes to Cardiff City FC.

As has been well documented, at the time of the crash Sala had just completed a £15 million transfer from Nantes to Cardiff City and became the Welsh club’s record signing in the

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Is HMV an old dog that has run out of tricks?

Alison Brunger

When video killed the radio star, who would have thought that before long CDs would triumph over vinyl, downloads would top CDs, and digital streaming would kill off almost all physical music sales entirely?

Possibly not HMV. As the High Street staple announced its second administration in 6 years, citing the “tsunami of challenges facing UK retailers over the past 12 months”, commentators were calling the end for His Master’s Voice.  This old dog had simply run out of tricks to reinvent itself.

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