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‘Legal highs’ dealer wins appeal against sentence after SCCRC referral

A man who was jailed for four-and-a-half years for selling so-called “legal highs” has had his sentence reduced following an appeal.

Published 18 July 2019

Work and Pensions Secretary prevails in PIP appeal at Supreme Court

An appeal by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions over a detail of a personal independence payment (PIP) claim has succeeded as justices in the Supreme Court overturned a judgment of the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Published 18 July 2019

Lord Sumption suggests creation of inner privy council to advise Queen in face of proroguing

The Queen should be kept out of the Brexit controversy with the establishment of an inner privy council to advise her on proroguing Parliament, Lord Sumption has said.

Published 18 July 2019

Current dog control law not fit for purpose, says MSPs

MSPs on the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee have today said that current dog control legislation isn’t fit for purpose and called on the Scottish government to undertake a comprehensive review of all dog control laws immediately.

Published 18 July 2019

Boost for Scottish business as decrees plummet

According to figures released by Registry Trust, the number of decrees against Scottish businesses dropped by 28 per cent in the first six months of 2019 (compared to HY1 2018 figures) - totalling 1,140, the lowest of any first half-year on record.

Published 18 July 2019

Companies House changes 'hampering' work of investigative journalists

Changes to the way Companies House collects data on directors is severely hampering the ability of investigative and business journalists to hold businesses to account and expose frauds and criminals, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said.

Published 18 July 2019

Clyde & Co partner Graham Mitchell wins Law Society art competition

Artwork created by Glasgow-based solicitor Graham Mitchell, partner at Clyde & Co, has been selected as one of two commemorative covers for the July edition of the Journal magazine which marks the Law Society of Scotland's platinum anniversary.

Published 18 July 2019

Newly-elected European Commission president backs new rule of law mechanism

The newly-elected European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, has backed the introduction of a new EU-wide mechanism to guarantee the rule of law.

Published 18 July 2019

And finally... pot luck

A food safety watchdog has recalled a batch of CBD oil that was found to be psychoactive.

Published 18 July 2019

Knife attacker’s appeal against conviction rejected in ‘googling juror’ case

A man found guilty of assault with a knife who claimed he suffered a “miscarriage of justice” after it emerged that a juror had “googled” his name and discovered a previous conviction for assault has had an appeal against his conviction rejected.

Published 17 July 2019

Addleshaw Goddard loses attempt to have professional negligence claim heard in Scotland

Addleshaw Goddard has lost an attempt to have a professional negligence claim made against it heard in Scotland, The Lawyer reports.

Published 17 July 2019

TLT posts rise in turnover to £87.6m

TLT posted a seven per cent rise in turnover from £82 million in 2017/18 to £87.6m this year, representing a near 50 per cent increase in revenue over the last five years.

Published 17 July 2019

New solicitors and legal assistant for specialist PI lawyers

Specialist personal injury law firm Road Traffic Accident Law (Scotland) LLP (RTALS), which offers legal services to road users under Motorcycle Law Scotland, Cycle Law Scotland and Pedestrian Law Scotland, has announced that its trainee solicitors Thomas Mitchell and Zara Jones have qualified and will be continuing at the firm as solicitors.

Published 17 July 2019

Sheriff Noel McPartlin

The Scotsman has published a full obituary of Sheriff Noel McPartlin.

Published 17 July 2019

Karen Stachura: The dream that became a nightmare

Anyone who has purchased property knows just how stressful an experience it can be. In one particular case however, it turned into a nightmare, not only for the purchaser, but for their solicitors and ultimately their solicitors’ insurers, writes Karen Stachura.

Published 17 July 2019