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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Whisky galore as Scotland's national drink makes a dramatic return to the capital

Edinburgh’s role in the Scotch whisky story began in 1505, when James IV of Scotland granted the Guild of Surgeon Barbers a monopoly to produce “aqua vitae” – a spirit valued for its medicinal properties – in the city. Distillation in the capital peaked in 1777 with eight licensed (and a suspected 400 unlicensed) stills operating in the city. But when the last remaining distillery at Sciennes Street closed its doors in 1925, it signalled the parting glass for the production of malt whisky in Edinburgh.

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LChalmers

Insurance litigation in Scotland – What can we expect for the second half of 2019?

As we pass the mid-point of 2019, our insurance litigation team reviews what we should look out for in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

New rules on costs and group proceedings

The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) Scotland Act 2018 has three main objectives: (1) to make the costs of court actions more predictable; (2) increase funding options for the pursuer; and (3) deliver a more streamlined approach to mass litigation through the introduction of group proceedings. 

Possibly the most signifi

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Burness admin

Let’s talk about Dementia…

As an employment lawyer, I often find myself talking about “having conversations” – whether that’s having a difficult conversation with an employee or an employer, or opening up conversations in the workplace about subjects such as mental health, discrimination, and diversity and inclusion.

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Burness admin