In pictures... Scottish Legal Awards 2019

Counter-fraud specialist Jill Sinclair was named Scotland’s lawyer of the year. Ms Sinclair, 37, heads up the counter-fraud operation for DWF north of the border and advises its insurance clients across the UK.

Published 22 March 2019

Faculty announces Open Day for senior pupils and students

Aspiring advocates will have a chance to see life at the Scottish bar when the Faculty of Advocates holds an Open Day for S5 and S6 school pupils and university students.

Published 22 March 2019

Law graduate one of two Scottish candidates to gain insolvency qualification

A University of Aberdeen law graduate has become a qualified insolvency practitioner after passing two sets of rigorous exams. Sar

Published 22 March 2019

Our Legal Heritage: Test of the bahr-recht

In many of his works Sir Walter Scott referred to real cases and described real criminal court room procedure, drawing on his legal training and experience as an advocate. He once wrote:

Published 22 March 2019

And finally... pox populi

A far-right politician opposed to compulsory vaccination of children has contracted chicken pox.

Published 22 March 2019

Lorraine Kelly wins £1.2m income tax case against HMRC

The personal service company of broadcaster Lorraine Kelly has won a First-Tier Tribunal appeal against a £1.2m demand from HMRC for unpaid income tax and National Insurance Contributions after a judge accepted that there was a contract for services between her and ITV – partly on the basis she appears on television not as herself but as a persona of herself.

Published 21 March 2019

Google fined €1.5 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules

The European Commission has imposed a €1.49 billion fine on search giant Google for breaching EU antitrust rules.

Published 21 March 2019

Gillian Ralph among three new appointments at Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths has announced three new appointments to its real estate team in Edinburgh.

Published 21 March 2019

Morton Fraser secures panel appointment with Curtis Banks

Morton Fraser has been appointed to a new panel to provide legal services in Scotland for a self-invested personal pension, Your Future SIPP, administered by Curtis Banks.

Published 21 March 2019