Ailie McGowan is a litigation lawyer for Shoosmiths in Edinburgh and specialises in commercial litigation and debt recovery claims. Working closely with partners Andrew Foyle and Stuart Clubb, she frequently deals with actions in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session.

Ailie McGowan: Digitalised civil court system is an achievable objective

While many industries have embraced advances in technology, some in the legal profession will be unsurprised that their own sector has traditionally been slower to adopt new technology platforms. Yet there is evidence of a shift in intent as over the past few years both legal firms and the Scottish Courts have sought to embrace the efficiencies that technology affords.

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Reason for buying a Dacia Logan MPV estate car, from a taxi driver with a fleet of Mercedes-Benz. He had just taken a contract to move prisoners and reasoned that any damage they caused would not be too costly.

Watt Brothers had  a chain of stores across Scotland like this one in Falkirk (Picture: Michael Gillen)

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As newspapers know all too well, the technological revolution that gave birth to the internet has resulted in a much broader societal revolution – one as profound as the invention of the printing press or possibly even more so.

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