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Roddy Dunlop QC becomes Dean of Faculty

The new Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is Roddy Dunlop QC.

Published 14 July 2020

Aberdeen kilt shop fails to establish extended road maintenance duty for city council

An Aberdeen-based kilt shop has lost its challenge against the city council in respect of water ingress problems affecting its premises.

Published 14 July 2020

Student loans body uses facial recognition tech to catch fraudster

Scotland's student loans body used facial recognition technology to catch a fraudster who stole £5,500 in loans, The Times reports.

Published 14 July 2020

Summer promotions for six Thorntons lawyers

Thorntons has announced four promotions in Edinburgh and two in Dundee.

Published 14 July 2020

Morton Fraser appointed as legal adviser to Historic Environment Scotland

Morton Fraser has been appointed to deliver full-service legal representation to Historic Environment Scotland for the next two years, with two possible one year extensions, following a competitive tender.

Published 14 July 2020

England: ‘No DSS’ letting policy found to be unlawful in ‘momentous ruling’

Blanket bans on renting properties to people on housing benefit are unlawful and discriminatory, a judge in England has ruled.

Published 14 July 2020

Scotland's average daily prison population rises sharply

The average daily prison population rose sharply in 2018-19 and 2019-20 despite fewer people being imprisoned, according to statistics published by the chief statistician today.

Published 14 July 2020

Man jailed for manufacturing 'slam guns' in garden shed

A man who was manufacturing improvised firearms known as ‘slam guns’ in his garden shed has been jailed for five years.

Published 14 July 2020

Government under pressure to set out plans for 'unfettered' NI-GB trade

The UK government has come under pressure from a Westminster committee to set out how it will facilitate "unfettered" trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain under the Brexit deal.

Published 14 July 2020

Terra Firma Chambers ‘2020 Vision’ webinar: Professional Practice in the Time of COVID-19

Terra Firma is pleased to announce the next in our “2020 Vision” series of webinars: 2020 Vision: Bringing Clarity to Professional Practice in the Time of COVID-19, will be broadcast on Zoom at 11am on Monday 20 July 2020.

Published 14 July 2020

‘Brilliant’ Faculty open day shows life at the bar

A virtual open day to give an insight into life at the Scottish bar has drawn wide praise as “a fantastic experience”.

Published 14 July 2020

And finally... the missing ink

Russian officials have been accused of using "invisible ink" on valuable contracts to facilitate corruption and kickbacks.

Published 14 July 2020

Released sex offender fails to challenge ‘new relationships’ licence condition

A convicted sex offender who was released from prison on licence has failed in his challenge of a condition in his release licence requiring him to inform his supervising officer of any friendships, associations, or intimate or domestic relationships that he enters into with anyone.

Published 13 July 2020

Dentons to close Aberdeen and Watford offices

Dentons is to close its Aberdeen and Watford offices, with lawyers and staff set to work from home permanently.

Published 13 July 2020

Lawyers raise concerns over permanent virtual custody hearings

Lawyers have raised concerns over the permanent implementation of video links for accused persons.

Published 13 July 2020