Articles



Agent entitled to challenge planning decision as an ‘aggrieved person’, judge rules in dismissing preliminary objection to appeal

An agent acting on behalf of a landowner and a contractor in relation to proposed works at a quarry should be regarded as “aggrieved person” and therefore entitled to challenge a planning decision, a Court of Session judge has ruled.

Published 22 January 2019

Soldier sues Ministry of Defence in case testing duty to protect against Q fever

A former soldier who contracted Q fever in Afghanistan is suing the Ministry of Defence in what could be a landmark case, the BBC reports.

Published 22 January 2019

Online will writing tool aims for 10 per cent market share this year

An online will writing too has raised £7.5 million in a bid to “disrupt the death industry” as it aims for a 10 per cent share of the market by the end of this year.

Published 22 January 2019

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems takes on streaming services over GDPR 'violations'

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has lodged complaints against eight online streaming services in relation to alleged "structural violations" of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Published 22 January 2019

Police failing identified in handling of call for missing man who later died

A report by the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found that Police Scotland failed to record a report for concern for a 25-year-old vulnerable man who went missing and was later found dead.

Published 22 January 2019

Pinsent Masons named Stonewall's most LGBT-inclusive employer 2019

Pinsent Masons has been named the most inclusive employer in the UK by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2019.

Published 22 January 2019

Dundee law students prepare for Telders International Law Moot Competition

Final year Dundee University law students Asa Jordan, Evana Ferguson, Daniel Breerton and David Durie have been selected to represent Team Scotland in this year’s Telders International Law Moot Court Competition.

Published 22 January 2019

Brenda Mitchell: Judgment in motorcycle case 'careful and well thought out'

Brenda Mitchell analyses a recent case in which the sheriff found in favour of an injured motorcyclist.

Published 22 January 2019

Intellectual property practice Marks & Clerk recognised as top patent filer

Marks & Clerk has been named the top filer of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in the EU, according to figures released by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.

Published 22 January 2019

Counsel starring with stars at Burns Suppers

A senior member of the Faculty of Advocates will be joining a television star as leading characters at a Burns Supper.

Published 22 January 2019

Aldi matching international law firms on graduate starting salaries

Budget supermarket chain Aldi is offering graduates a comparable starting salary to some of the biggest international law firms, research shows.

Published 22 January 2019

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to appear in new Lego film

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to appear on film – in the new Lego movie.

Published 22 January 2019

And finally... breaking bad

A long-dead anti-Nazi resistance leader struck a blow for freedom when his statue toppled onto a fascist vandal who was trying to destroy the monument and broke his leg.

Published 22 January 2019

Advertorial: Exhibiting at a Scots Law Convention – the value for your business

‘the value of potential clients and contacts you can get from this event is quite substantial…you’ll have a great profitable event’ - Simon Barber, Title Research

Published 22 January 2019

Consumers entitled to refund for rejected goods they gave away after company failed to collect

A consumer who purchased a new living room suite but rejected it following delivery because it was not of satisfactory quality and later gave it away after the seller ignored repeated requests to uplift the goods is entitled to a full refund, an appeal court has ruled.

Published 21 January 2019