Scottish Police Authority vice-chair to lead watchdog ahead of new appointment

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has announced David Crichton as interim chair of the Scottish Police Authority after accepting the resignation of Professor Susan Deacon.

Published 6 December 2019

Neil Hogg and Gaenor Cassell join Addleshaw Goddard

Neil Hogg and Gaenor Cassell have been appointed partners at Addleshaw Goddard in Scotland.

Published 6 December 2019

Calum MacLeod accredited as crofting law specialist

An Inverness-based partner at Harper Macleod has become one of only two lawyers accredited as a crofting law specialist by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 6 December 2019

Our Legal Heritage: Lord Monboddo – the nudist judge who pre-empted Darwin’s theory of evolution

When adherents of a pre-World War One nudist craze in Germany decided to establish a club, their decision to name it after an 18th century Scottish judge seemed the most natural thing in the world. Berlin's Monboddo Bund remains one of the more unusual salutes to the Scottish judiciary but is testament to Lord Monboddo's pioneering passion for what he described as 'air-bathing' in the pursuit of harmony between body and mind.

Published 6 December 2019

Rights watch

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

Published 6 December 2019

And finally... marked man

A man with "CRIME PAYS" emblazoned in a tattoo across his forehead has been arrested again.

Published 6 December 2019

Average property selling price stays steady in Edinburgh

Over the past three months, the average property price in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders stayed fairly steady compared to last year, with the figure now being £248,235 compared to £248,320 last year. In Edinburgh, the average selling price of a house or flat also stayed steady, sitting at £268,325 compared to £268,404 last year. 

Published 5 December 2019

Edward Kane, advocate, makes his bow

An advocate from the 19th century has hit the headlines, and will continue to rack up column inches until Christmas.

Published 5 December 2019