Senior appointments at Murgitroyd IP

Murgitroyd IP, the international intellectual property business headquartered in Glasgow, has made two senior appointments to its leadership team.

Published 22 June 2021

Rare legal prints aim to raise £25,000 for Lawscot Foundation

Fine art prints of British artist Stephen McClean’s paintings of the exterior and interior of Edinburgh’s iconic Parliament Hall are to be published and signed by the Lord President to raise funds for the Lawscot Foundation.

Published 22 June 2021

Stuart Robertson: Redundancy might not be the only option for employers

With 30 September signaling the termination of furlough support from the UK government, barring any change of heart, it is inevitable that many employers will be reducing headcount, writes Stuart Robertson.

Published 22 June 2021

Sheriff solemn cases exceeded pre-Covid level in May

Last month saw the completion of 442 sheriff solemn cases, a figure that is 103 per cent of the average pre-Covid level.

Published 22 June 2021

England: Lord Chief Justice suggests making juries smaller to tackle backlog

The Lord Chief Justice has suggested making juries smaller to deal with the mounting backlog of criminal cases.

Published 22 June 2021

And finally… nut proven

A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of 21 tonnes of pistachios valued at more than $100,000.

Published 22 June 2021

Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints Euan Murray as partner

Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed Euan Murray as a partner in its construction and infrastructure team. He brings to the firm and its clients 16 years’ experience advising on the procurement, construction and operation of energy and infrastructure projects across the UK.

Published 21 June 2021

Bill to legalise assisted dying to be lodged today

A bill to legalise assisted dying is being lodged at Holyrood today.

Published 21 June 2021

Consultation launched on sale and use of fireworks

A consultation on new legislation on the sale and use of fireworks and tackling the misuse of pyrotechnics has been published.

Published 21 June 2021

Police Scotland launches cyber-enabled crime team in north east

Police Scotland has launched a new team in the north east to help tackle cyber-enabled crimes.

Published 21 June 2021