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Collective redress mechanisms advisable, says EU

The European Commission has set out a series of common, non-binding principles for collective redress mechanisms in the Member States so that citizens and companies can enforce the rights granted to them under EU law where these have been infringed. The Recommendation aims to ensure a coherent horizontal approach to collective redress in the European […]

Rules for Visiting Court

Most people do not want to have to go to court if they can possibly help it. Courts are forbidding places (as they are meant to be) and as most people have little or no experience of them, they seem to be alien environment. So when normal people need to visit the courtrooms of Scotland […]

Trading rules tightened before Commonwealth Games

Businesses in and around Commonwealth Games venues should watch out for draft regulations that have been published by the Scottish Government. The rules will target unauthorised street trading, advertising, ambush marketing and busking at 17 Commonwealth Games venues. They will apply before and during sporting events at next year’s Commonwealth Games, and mean that anyone […]

Court reforms set to make litigation quicker and more efficient in Scotland

The changes to litigation procedure, known as the Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 5) (Miscellaneous) 2012, were approved by the Scottish Parliament last month. Among other things, they make a number of changes specific to IP cases, which are heard before the Court of Session in Edinburgh. These include […]