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Planned property tax rates to be reviewed in budget

Deputy first minister and finance secretary John Swinney (pictured) will consider revised residenti ...

Published 19 January 2015

Crofting Commission appeals to Court of Session over decrofting application

The Crofting Commission last week lodged a request that a special case be stated on a question of la ...

Published 19 January 2015

Former solicitor general launches new attack on plans to scrap corroboration

Lord McCluskey Lord McCluskey, the former solicitor general, has launched another attack on the Sco ...

Published 19 January 2015

Sheriff rules in favour of SLAB in dispute over solicitor’s fee following accused’s change of plea

A lawyer who is instructed by a person initially represented by a duty solicitor is only entitled to ...

Published 19 January 2015

And finally... 'For gold conjures up a mist about a man, more destructive ... than the fumes of charcoal.'

Two wealthy couples who have spent half a million pounds battling it out in court over a “few feet ...

Published 19 January 2015

Faculty helps students prepare for national mooting competition

A group of students has been prepared for a national mooting competition, courtesy of some expert tu ...

Published 19 January 2015

Brodies’ IP team awarded gold ranking in global league table of trademark professionals

Brodies LLP has been awarded a gold ranking in the World Trademark Review’s global list of the 10 ...

Published 19 January 2015

Scottish schools ‘could do better’ in engaging with non-resident parents

Families Need Fathers Scotland, a family rights charity, has called on schools to adhere to legislat ...

Published 19 January 2015

Blog: To ISA or to pension – that is the question

In this blog Norman Dalgleish discusses strategies for saving and the benefits of the new pension r ...

Published 19 January 2015

Lawyers advocate use of Norwegian digital database model for conveyancing

Scotland could benefit from adopting a Norwegian model for certain property transactions, experts ha ...

Published 19 January 2015

Lord advocate instructs police to request unredacted version of torture report

Scottish police are to request an uncensored version of a report on CIA torture from US authorities ...

Published 19 January 2015

Pub which lost licence after drug use incidents fails in appeal against revocation

The owners of a pub which had its licence revoked following several incidents of illegal drug use an ...

Published 19 January 2015

England: judge says schoolgirl ‘groomed’ teacher in sex case

The attorney general, Jeremy Right QC, is to determine whether a suspended sentence given to a reli ...

Published 15 January 2015

Faculty member helps to restore Myanmar’s ‘parlous’ legal system as part of UN rule of law mission

Denis Edwards (third from right) in Myanmar A member of the Faculty of Advocates has spent thre ...

Published 15 January 2015

Harper Macleod accredited as a ‘living wage’ employer

Harper Macleod has become one of Scotland’s 100 “living wage employers”, and the first full-s ...

Published 15 January 2015