18/19, P. Lundstrom, ‘Remedial Issues in the Volvo/Scania Case’

Author: Patrik Lundstrom   1)  Introduction Background The European Commision (EC) decision to decline the proposed merger between the Swedish heavy vehicle manufacturers Volvo and Scania was both legally and politically controversial. Several high profile Swedish trade union leaders and incumbent Prime Minister Persson criticised the Commission’s decision, claiming it would harm Nordic industry, limit…

18/19, L.Ewing, ‘Magic Pipes and Marpol: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Current Legislative Measures in Dealing with Illegal Bilge-Water Filtration System Bypassing’

Author: Lisa Ewing Maintaining a high quality of environment within the world’s oceans has repeatedly proven itself to be fraught with difficulty, with oil slicks, plastic pollution and contaminated water all frequently making headlines. One issue however which is perhaps less well known and yet no less important to tackle is that of so called…

18/19, J. McBride, ‘An Assessment of Developments in the Scope, Depth and Effectiveness of Legislation in Scotland Conferring Obligations on Local Authorities to Provide Social Care to Individuals in Their Own Home’

Author: James McBride “It shall be the duty of every local authority to promote social welfare by making available advice, guidance and assistance.”[1] The 1968 statute is the foundations for Scottish social care by conferring powers like assessment of need to local level.[2] The effectiveness and comprehensiveness of legislation is extremely topical considering, for example,…