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Outer House finds commercial landlord entitled to payment for repair costs following termination of lease

A landlord of commercial premises in Aberdeenshire whose former tenant refused to pay for the cost of work to the property at the end of their tenancy has successfully obtained a decree for payment from the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Published 22 April 2021

Faculty bids farewell to ‘titan’ of the bar Heriot Currie QC

One of the most respected legal minds in Scotland, Heriot Currie QC, has passed away.

Published 22 April 2021

Lady Rae elected Rector of Glasgow University

Lady Rae has been elected Rector of the University of Glasgow.

Published 22 April 2021

Clyde & Co promotes Sarah Crewes to partner in Edinburgh

Clyde & Co has announced the promotion of Sarah Crewes to equity partner in its Edinburgh office as part of its 2021 promotions round.

Published 22 April 2021

Three appointments at Balfour and Manson

Balfour and Manson has announced three appointments to its Edinburgh office.

Published 22 April 2021

Alistair Bonnington: Sheriffs use ‘not proven’ ten times more than juries

Alistair Bonnington, of Quis, questions the reasoning behind calls to scrap the 'not proven' verdict. 

Published 22 April 2021

Patent filings show new sectors exploring blockchain

More sectors than ever before are starting to utilise blockchain, European patent figures reveal. 

Published 22 April 2021

Patrick Christie: Bitcoin – Looks like garbage, sounds like garbage, smells like garbage

Yet some believe it’s pure gold?

Published 22 April 2021

Nominations open for the 2021 In-house Rising Star Award

Nominations are invited for the 2021 Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star award.

Published 22 April 2021

And finally… in vino veritas

Wine tasters have pleaded with the French government to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as a priority.

Published 22 April 2021

Owner of converted stable house in Fife loses appeal against parking servitude variation

An owner of a converted stable house in Elie, Fife, whose parking rights over a neighbouring property were altered to allow a new home to be constructed has unsuccessfully challenged the variation in the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Published 21 April 2021

Crown Office app to expedite criminal cases in need of update

Lawyers have expressed concern over a new app intended to expedite criminal cases, The Herald reports.

Published 21 April 2021

Aamer Anwar subjected to racist abuse and death threats

Aamer Anwar has been subjected to racist abuse and death threats from Slavia Prague fans over his representation of Rangers' Glen Kamara.

Published 21 April 2021

Addleshaw Goddard makes Jan Gruter partner

Jan Gruter has been promoted to partner at Addleshaw Goddard in Glasgow.

Published 21 April 2021

Caroline Carr joins small group of employment law experts

BTO Solicitors LLP has announced that Caroline Carr, partner and head of the firm’s employment law team, has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law for the fifth consecutive time in her career, having first received the accreditation in 2001. 

Published 21 April 2021