Banking & Finance

How a green bond could be used to finance environmental improvements to housing The green loan market has shown huge growth over the last few years and there is no sign of this abating. Given that there is a wall of money seeking green investment opportunity, are housing associations and local authorities missing out on… Read more »

Health & Safety

This weekend, more than 100,000 fans will attend a football match at a stadium in Scotland. From a health and safety perspective, that means the potential for more than 100,000 slips, trips and personal injury claims (and maybe just a few broken hearts)… A few weeks ago, I found myself at the centre of typically… Read more »

Personal Law

Today was the 7th Annual Care of Older People in Scotland Conference, and we heard from a wide variety of speakers, all clearly passionate about improving the quality of life and standard of care for Scotland’s older population. There was a shared commitment to creating more inclusive communities and ensuring that the voices of older… Read more »

Dispute Resolution

Back in the late 1990’s the ubiquitous Katie Price t/a Jordan was at the height of her fame, gracing the pages of our tabloids, gentlemen’s publications such as Loaded and FHM and perhaps the odd bedroom wall of a rather poor Law student. It was reported at the time she had a net worth of… Read more »

Health & Safety

It’s the season of goodwill! And, across the UK, amazing volunteers are giving up their time and contributing to a wide range of causes and events: from Christmas parties to charity collections. But concerns are sometimes raised about volunteer safety – for example, the risks to volunteer (as well as paid) firefighters in Australia. So… Read more »

Traineeships

The process of acclimatising to life as a trainee is an interesting one. You go from having the freedom of a scattered timetable to sitting at a desk for most of your day. Here are some tips to help aid your transition from student to trainee. The ‘9am – Finish’ Life Probably one of the… Read more »

Traineeships

I am now settled into the third (and final) seat of my traineeship and thought I’d take the opportunity to reflect on my journey with the firm so far. As soon as I began researching law firms that offered traineeships, Brodies stood out to me. Attending a law fair to meet some of the firm’s… Read more »

Health & Safety

The 1st of December marked the first day of meteorological winter, but some of us have been feeling the effects for several weeks already. As temperatures drop below freezing our winter coats have been dragged out from the back of the cupboard; our shoes and boots will soon bear the glamorous white salt lines from… Read more »