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Fishing association fails in legal challenge over ‘unfair’ compensation scheme for salmon catching ban

A Scottish fishing association which claimed that a continued prohibition on catching salmon in coastal waters and a compensation scheme introduced to support affected farmers were unlawful has had its legal challenge dismissed.

Published 27 January 2020

Exclusive: Scottish government claims dire legal aid warnings 'untrue', despite exodus from profession

The Scottish government has said legal aid is functioning well and that "any suggestion to the contrary is untrue" amid a warning that the tide of lawyers leaving the profession makes its collapse imminent.

Published 27 January 2020

Great Scots! Lord Hodge named Deputy President of the Supreme Court

Lord Hodge has been appointed Deputy President of the Supreme Court, meaning the UK's two most senior judges are Scottish.

Published 27 January 2020

No officers prosecuted as man who was wrongly arrested and imprisoned on remand given £100,000

Digby Brown has helped secure £100,000 in compensation for a man who was wrongly arrested and sent to prison on remand after being mistaken for someone else.

Published 27 January 2020

Study to support reduction in remand numbers

Exploratory research into the reasons behind decisions on bail and remand has been commissioned to support work to reduce the number of people on pre-trial and pre-sentencing remand in the prison system.

Published 27 January 2020

Katherine Irvine joins Lindsays' employment team

Katherine Irvine has joined Lindsays’ employment team in Edinburgh.

Published 27 January 2020

Julie Devlin appointed as of counsel to firm’s finance team

CMS has announced the appointment of Julie Devlin, who joins the firm’s finance practice group as an of counsel. She will be based in Glasgow.

Published 27 January 2020

Douglas Mill: Small is beautiful

The SYLA recently published the results of a survey on retention issues within the legal profession. Well done them. Much needed and with the number of responses received totally statistically significant.

Published 27 January 2020

Ian Birdsey: Travelex cyber attack underlines need for business to mitigate risk

It’s been a challenging start to 2020 for foreign exchange operator Travelex which became the latest global business to be targeted by a ransomware gang known as “Sodinokibi”, writes Ian Birdsey.

Published 27 January 2020

In pictures... Strong showing for student mediators

Congratulations to Edinburgh Law School’s Rebecca Stafford, Anna Bruce and Simon Roudh who placed 3rd in the UK Student Mediation Competition 2020.

Published 27 January 2020

Nyree Conway gives Kilgraston pupils insight into the legal life

School pupils in Perthshire have heard from a family law expert about a career in the legal profession.

Published 27 January 2020

And finally... lone wolf

The former stockbroker whose memoir was adapted into Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street has accused the film's production company of fraud.

Published 27 January 2020

Retired lawyer fails in nuisance claim over neigbours’ noisy toilet

A couple who sued their upstairs neighbours over the noise coming from a Saniflo toilet have had their “nuisance” claim dismissed by a court.

Published 24 January 2020

Lord Bracadale to lead inquiry into death of Sheku Bayoh

Lord Bracadale is to lead an independent public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh.

Published 24 January 2020

Aberdein Considine promotes legal specialists as growth continues

Aberdein Considine has appointed a new partner and senior associate.

Published 24 January 2020