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English court allows appeal by Sky in trade mark infringement action against email migration service provider

The English Court of Appeal has allowed part of an appeal by the broadcaster and broadband provider Sky after it had the use of its trade marks restricted following an infringement action against a cloud storage business with a similar name founded by former Microsoft employees.

Published 30 July 2021

Craig Murray to be jailed after Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal

Former diplomat Craig Murray has failed to obtain permission to appeal to the Supreme Court and will be jailed.

Published 30 July 2021

Court backlog set to reach 50,000

Scotland's courts are sitting on an estimated backlog of  48,993 cases, figures from the Scottish government show.

Published 30 July 2021

HMP Greenock indicative of Scotland’s prison crisis

Calls have been made for HMP Greenock to be replaced as soon as possible after a leaking roof forced the closure of 40 cells.

Published 30 July 2021

Sandra Cassels: How can construction businesses work with supply chains to minimise disputes?

For over a year now, we have seen how coronavirus has had a vast impact on the construction industry - from disturbances to both the supply and production of materials needed for projects, to the suspension and closure of sites during lockdowns.

Published 30 July 2021

From paralegal to SYLA president: Chiara Pieri on seizing opportunities

Solicitor Chiara Pieri tells Scottish Legal News about her career journey – from working as a paralegal to qualifying as a solicitor and becoming president of the Scottish Young Lawyers' Association.

Published 30 July 2021

Polish judges unite in support of EU ruling

Thousands of Polish judges and prosecutors have signed an appeal urging authorities to follow recent rulings by an EU court to disband the country's disciplinary chamber for judges.

Published 30 July 2021

Clyde & Co profits up seven per cent to £153.5m

Clyde & Co’s global turnover rose to nearly £640m over 2020/21, while profits climbed seven per cent to £153.5m.

Published 30 July 2021

And finally… not a happy bunny

Lindt has secured a court victory in its attempt to obtain trademark protection for its chocolate golden Easter bunny.

Published 30 July 2021

Grampian sheriff finds death of north-east prisoner from drug-related complications not reasonably preventable

A sheriff in Peterhead has found that the death of a north-east prisoner from possible drug and alcohol-related conditions the day after he was admitted to prison was not the result of an accident or any failure on the part of prison staff.

Published 29 July 2021

Faculty condemns prime minister’s anti-lawyer comments

The Faculty of Advocates has condemned comments made by the prime minister once again about the legal profession. 

Published 29 July 2021

Scottish government acquiesced to Queen’s request for exemption from carbon initiative

The Queen's lawyers lobbied Scottish ministers to amend a bill in order to exempt her private land from an initiative to cut carbon emissions, documents show. 

Published 29 July 2021

David McNaughtan and Craig Murray appointed crown counsel

Compass Chambers has announced that David McNaughtan and Craig Murray have been appointed to the role of crown counsel by the Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain QC.

Published 29 July 2021

England: Ageing bar poses access to justice threat

The average age of barristers has risen substantially in the past three decades, according to a study by the Bar Standards Board.

Published 29 July 2021