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A room of one’s own

A Room of One’s Own Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner24 February 2021 Good morning, A year ago, many employers were wondering how on earth productivity could be sustained if employees worked from home. Today, with the end of lockdown in sight, many are wondering how productivity could be maintained when they return to …

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What happens on Clubhouse, stays on Clubhouse

What happens on Clubhouse, stays on Clubhouse Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner17 February 2021 Good morning, We’re all accustomed to receiving Zoom and Teams meeting requests now, but when Elon Musk invited Russian president Vladimir Putin for a conversation on Clubhouse, it was the stuff of global news headlines. Even more surprisingly, Putin – self-confessed …

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That thinking feeling

That thinking feeling Written by Charlie Clegg, associate Edited by Iain Gibson, associate partner15 February 2021 Good morning, They say everyone has a novel in them. If so, everyone also has a policy in them. Some, like me, have more than that: make lord-lieutenancies great again; create a south Edinburgh powerhouse by linking Sciennes Hill Place to Grange Road. I’ve long since accepted nobody …

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Commercial culture?

Commercial culture? Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner12 February 2021 Good morning, A year of pandemic-induced lockdowns has dealt a terrible blow to the creative industries and the financial losses suffered are only part of the resulting damage.  In a letter to the UK’s culture secretary Oliver Dowden this week, business leaders from the arts …

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Snow stopping us now

Snow stopping us now Written by Katie Armour, senior associate Edited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner11 February 2021 Good morning, John Loch from Bearsden made his way to the Louisa Jordan hospital yesterday to be vaccinated against Covid-19. During his appointment, Scotland hit the million jab mark. While we don’t know for certain that the 69-year-old …

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The medium is the mess

The medium is the mess Written by Charles Clegg, senior associate Edited by Iain Gibson, associate partner10 February 2021 Good morning, Sometimes a very silly film plot can illuminate the world around us. Today’s example is 1924’s The Hands of Orlac, in which an executed murderer’s hands retain their capacity for evil even after they are transplanted to Conrad Veidt’s upstanding concert …

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Remote control

Remote control Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner1 February 2021 Good morning, The year is 2012 and the place is northern Moscow. A tall man with blond hair addresses 80,000 people gathered as part of the biggest anti-government demonstration Russia had seen since the fall of the Soviet Union.  “Who’s the power here?” …

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