Vicki Bell elected Dean of Dundee Faculty

The Faculty of Procurators and Solicitors in Dundee has elected Vicki Bell as its new Dean.

Published 21 August 2019

Solicitor advocate headcount at BTO reaches 20

BTO Solicitors LLP has announced that two of its associates have become solicitor advocates. This development brings the total number of solicitor advocates in the firm’s ADVantage Advocacy Service team to 20, the highest headcount in any firm in Scotland.

Published 21 August 2019

UK officials to withdraw from EU meetings from September 2019

UK officials will withdraw from most EU meetings, including important meetings on European law and policy, with effect from 1 September 2019.

Published 21 August 2019

England: Prison installs stairlift as ageing population prompts change

A prison has installed a stairlift for elderly inmates amid an increase in requests for walking frames, thermal underwear and wedge pillows, The Times reports.

Published 21 August 2019

Dentons appoints partner as chief mindfulness officer

Dentons has appointed one of its lawyers as chief mindfulness officer in Europe.

Published 21 August 2019

Poland: Minister resigns following reports of alleged plan to discredit critical judges

A Polish government minister has resigned following reports that he conspired to discredit judges critical of the country's controversial judicial reforms.

Published 21 August 2019

And finally... takes three to tango

Three unmarried adults in a polyamorous relationship have been legally recognised as the parents of a child.

Published 21 August 2019

Trustpilot hires Carolyn Jameson as chief legal and policy officer

Trustpilot, a platform for companies to build trust with consumers, has announced the appointment of Carolyn Jameson as chief legal and policy officer.

Published 20 August 2019

Bill Meldrum made partner at Murray Beith Murray

Edinburgh-based private client firm Murray Beith Murray has announced the appointment of Bill Meldrum as a partner.

Published 20 August 2019

Solicitors cast doubt on court action against council over homelessness strategy

A judicial review of Glasgow City Council's homelessness strategy is unlikely to result in meaningful change, solicitors have said.

Published 20 August 2019