Scottish government ‘responded positively’ to idea of writing off community service hours

Criminals have failed to complete more than 700,000 hours of community service, according to a leaked report.

Published 26 October 2020

Vast majority of Scots unsure about their redundancy rights

Eighty-four per cent of people in Scotland are not confident about their rights during the redundancy process, a new poll for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found.

Published 26 October 2020

CMS boosts pensions practice with appointment of Jae Fassam

CMS has announced the appointment Jae Fassam as a pensions partner in Edinburgh, bringing the total partner count across its UK pensions law practice to 18. Mr Fassam joins from Pinsent Masons.

Published 26 October 2020

HMRC more lenient on white-collar tax avoiders

HMRC has been accused of making fewer arrests of white-collar tax dodgers due to a lack of resources and criticism about it being too “trigger happy”.

Published 26 October 2020

Lawyers of Tomorrow – Lauren Kyle

I graduated from Robert Gordon University with a 2.1 LLB and a distinction in the diploma. I am actively seeking a traineeship and am flexible with regards to a start date. I am currently located in Glasgow but am willing to relocate for a traineeship.

Published 26 October 2020

Shirley Wyles: A matter of time

Where do you see yourself in five years? When this question is asked at a job interview or work appraisal, no clarification is needed on the starting point for the five years. The words “from now” go without saying. The starting point of a crucial five year period for certain claims in Scots law may not always be so clear.

Published 26 October 2020

Our Legal Heritage: Black History Month – Henry Dundas, lofty hero or lowlife crook?

Chris Holme looks at the life of Henry Dundas, a controversial figure who has come under scrutiny this year in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Published 26 October 2020

And finally… top dog

A law firm is looking for a dog walker, on a salary of £30,000.

Published 26 October 2020

Philip Buchan joins Blackadders’ rural team as director

Blackadders has appointed Philip Buchan as a director.

Published 23 October 2020

Lawyers of Tomorrow – Kirstine Rennie

I recently graduated with an LLB from Robert Gordon University where I have now begun the diploma in professional legal practice. I am seeking a traineeship commencing in 2021 or 2022.

Published 23 October 2020