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Sheriff Appeal Court finds sheriff unfairly divided property in divorce appeal

The former husband of a woman who sought divorce on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour has succeeded in appealing the manner in which the matrimonial property was divided. 

Published 29 September 2020

Law Society welcomes proposals to clear Covid-19 courts backlog

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed proposals to clear the Covid-19 courts backlog and called for "urgent, full and frank discussions with all interested parties" to address the problem.

Published 29 September 2020

Lord Carloway hails ‘remarkable’ determination of lawyers during Covid-19

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, has hailed the “remarkable” determination of the legal profession to maintain access to justice during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 29 September 2020

Senior lawyer warns it is ‘just a matter of time’ until courtroom transmission confirmed

A senior lawyer has warned that it is "just a matter of time" until Covid-19 is transmitted in court buildings unless more preventive measures are taken.

Published 29 September 2020

MSPs urged to reject Internal Market Bill

The Scottish government has called on MSPs to reject legislative consent for the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, which it says will erode the powers of the Scottish Parliament.

Published 29 September 2020

Nearly 1,700 domestic abuse crimes reported under new law

Nearly 1,700 crimes were reported under Scotland's new domestic abuse laws in their first year in force, according to new figures.

Published 29 September 2020

Niall McCluskey: Students’ wellbeing ignored in the quest to make money

Advocate Niall McCluskey considers the plight of students in lockdown in university accommodation.

Published 29 September 2020

Ledingham Chalmers: Business interruption claims – a significant step forward

Victoria Leslie and Laila Kennedy discuss how business interruption claims are a vital step forward for firms who paid for enhanced business interruption insurance, but had their claims rejected.

Published 29 September 2020

Burges Salmon advises on development of offshore wind in Baltic Sea

Lawyers in the Edinburgh office of Burges Salmon have advised on a major partnership to develop offshore wind projects in the Lithuanian Baltic Sea.

Published 29 September 2020

Reader’s letter: Gender equality

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Published 29 September 2020

Land commission says reform can support economic recovery

Reforming land rights and ownership will support Scotland's economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Land Commission has said.

Published 29 September 2020

And finally… lucky break

Mike Tyson paid out $8 million to a fan who he cracked on the jaw for requesting his autograph, the famous US boxer has said.

Published 29 September 2020

Woman successfully obtains order for use of husband’s frozen sperm without correct forms

A woman who sought to undergo in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment using her late husband’s sperm has succeeded in obtaining an order allowing its use for that purpose despite his not signing the relevant forms. 

Published 28 September 2020

‘Up to a decade’ just to return courts backlog to pre-pandemic levels

It will take up to a decade to get the courts backlog back to pre-pandemic measures unless more measures are taken to increase or speed up court business, MSPs have warned.

Published 28 September 2020

Burness Paull profits rise 14 per cent to £25m despite lockdown

Commercial law firm Burness Paull LLP has reported a 14 per cent increase in profits to £25 million in its latest financial year, which includes almost five months of working in lockdown.

Published 28 September 2020