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Scottish Legal Review: Upward progress in solid year

The last year might best be characterised as 12 months of solid progress for the legal profession in Scotland. Growth has been steady following a fairly flat 2017 – and Brexit, perhaps surprisingly, has not had the direct impact on business that we might have expected this time last year.

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Scottish Legal Review: Adjustments just the job

Scottish Legal Review: Adjustments just the job

Some of the biggest changes in employment law in the last couple of years have been a response to the shifting nature of the modern workforce, while other high profile areas involve decades-old legislation being applied more frequently.

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Scottish Legal Review: Buoyancy aided by the weak pound

Scottish Legal Review: Buoyancy aided by the weak pound

Despite the absence of blockbuster deals, the Scottish mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market has been busy and at times buoyant in 2018 – fuelled by a strong performance in specific sectors and by foreign investment attracted by a weak pound.

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Scottish Legal Review: Can we settle out of court?

Scottish Legal Review: Can we settle out of court?

A hot topic of conversation among Scotland’s litigators over the last year has been the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) Bill, which was passed by the Scottish Government in May, with secondary legislation yet to be enacted.

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"Trade Secrets can be critical to differentiating a companys product in the marketplace"

New law to safeguard Irn Bru’s secret

Scottish brands to be protected by ‘Trade Secret’ legislation, which allows companies to keep their recipes for success under wraps, writes Murgitroyd's Gordon Stark

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Legal Review: Challenging times for renewable energy firms

The renewable energy market in Scotland is in transition as projects started under the last subsidy regime are completed. The end of the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme by the UK Government has had a major impact, according to Andy Macfarlane, partner at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie.

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