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Lockerbie appeal: High Court refuses to order recovery of secure documents

The High Court of Justiciary has refused to order the recovery of two protectively marked documents (PMDs) by the legal team appealing the conviction of the late Abdelbaset al-Megrahi following a recommendation by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Published 23 November 2020

Scots in thrall to nationalist elite, new book argues

Scotland is becoming a state in which the population is forced to conform to the vision and values of the ruling elite, a new book argues.

Published 23 November 2020

Scottish Conservatives vow to scrap ‘not proven’

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has vowed to scrap the not proven verdict.

Published 23 November 2020

New accreditations underline family expertise at Brodies

Two family lawyers at Brodies LLP have received Law Society of Scotland accreditations.

Published 23 November 2020

Robert More: Preserve ‘not proven’ and reform Scotland’s jury system

Solicitor advocate Robert More calls for the preservation of the not proven verdict and argues in favour of reforming Scotland's jury system.

Published 23 November 2020

Children’s advocacy service launched

A national advocacy service has been launched to reinforce the rights of children involved in the children’s hearings system.

Published 23 November 2020

International Bar Association condemns Johnson and Patel for ‘playing politics’ with lawyers’ work

The International Bar Association (IBA) and International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) have condemned "hostile comments" by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel regarding the work of lawyers.

Published 23 November 2020

Shepherd and Wedderburn corporate finance team reports strong deal activity

Shepherd and Wedderburn corporate finance team has reported a busy first half of the 2020/21 financial year, supporting clients with strong and sustained deal activity despite the challenging environment created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 23 November 2020

CMS advises M-Squared Lasers on shareholding acquisition

CMS has advised M-Squared Lasers group (MSL) and its management team, on a complex, £32.5m multi-jurisdictional financing transaction to acquire a substantial part of business growth fund’s (BGF) shareholding in MSL. The deal also incorporates a significant investment into MSL by the newly formed Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB).

Published 23 November 2020

SLCC reports strong performance despite impact of Covid-19

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has published its annual report, showing strong overall performance, despite the impact of Covid-19.

Published 23 November 2020

Watch: Benjamin Ferencz – the last Nuremberg prosecutor

A new video features Benjamin Ferencz, the last living Nuremberg prosecutor, discussing his life and role in the famous trials.

Published 23 November 2020

And finally… game over

Online shoppers who shelled out hundreds of pounds for a new PlayStation 5 console have been left disappointed after instead receiving bags of grain, rice, cat food or nothing at all.

Published 23 November 2020

Edinburgh harbour commercial tenant fails to establish wrongful payments 

A tenant of commercial premises in Granton, Edinburgh, has been unsuccessful in its action against an agent of its landlord for reduction of invoices and repayment of sums it alleged were wrongfully paid to its landlord’s agents. 

Published 20 November 2020

Crowdfunder launched for al-Megrahi family’s Lockerbie appeal

A crowdfunder has been established for the appeal against conviction of the late Abdelbaset al-Megrahi over the Lockerbie bombing.

Published 20 November 2020

EHRC brings to an end practice of sending incapax elderly to locked units

The practice of sending elderly patients to live in locked units in Scotland has been brought to an end following court action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Published 20 November 2020