BTO appoints commercial litigation specialist Will Cole

BTO Solicitors LLP has announced the appointment of Will Cole as a partner in its commercial litigation team in Edinburgh.

Published 19 July 2019

Top marks for Ledingham Chalmers graduates

A Robert Gordon University law graduate who first joined Ledingham Chalmers as a legal secretary 27 years ago with the corporate team will walk through the firm’s doors next year as a trainee solicitor.

Published 19 July 2019

Ben Wilson: Scotland can lead the world by strengthening its Climate Change Bill

Ben Wilson details Scotland's legislative efforts to tame its carbon emissions amid a growing sense of urgency over climate change.

Published 19 July 2019

Northern Ireland: Revised timetable for abortion and same-sex marriage law backed by Lords

Plans to extend abortion access and same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland have been approved by the House of Lords, following revisions to the process and timetable.

Published 19 July 2019

English solicitor to star in Sir Alan Ayckbourn play at Fringe

An English lawyer is set to appear in a play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe next month.

Published 19 July 2019

Our Legal Heritage: Scotland's first woman notary public joins prestigious list of pioneers

This year the legal community has reflected on the entry of women into the profession and the struggle for equality that has ensued.

Published 19 July 2019

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Published 19 July 2019

And finally... handbags at dawn

A fight between two men over who had reserved a sunbed on a cruise ship is set to be resolved in court.

Published 19 July 2019

Current dog control law not fit for purpose, says MSPs

MSPs on the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee have today said that current dog control legislation isn’t fit for purpose and called on the Scottish government to undertake a comprehensive review of all dog control laws immediately.

Published 18 July 2019

Boost for Scottish business as decrees plummet

According to figures released by Registry Trust, the number of decrees against Scottish businesses dropped by 28 per cent in the first six months of 2019 (compared to HY1 2018 figures) - totalling 1,140, the lowest of any first half-year on record.

Published 18 July 2019