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Outer House rejects immigration appeal by Pakistani citizen with UK criminal record

A Pakistani citizen who challenged the decision to remove him from the UK on the grounds of his family life has had his petition for judicial review of the Upper Tribunal’s decision not to permit him to appeal the decision refused.

Published 2 March 2021

Scottish ministers agree to release judicial review advice

The key legal advice that underpinned the Scottish government’s defence of the judicial review taken by Alex Salmond will be released tomorrow.

Published 2 March 2021

SLAS gains political support to stop SLCC from self-approving budget

The Scottish Law Agents’ Society has secured wide-ranging political support for a proposed change in the law that would prevent the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) from approving its own budget.

Published 2 March 2021

Covid-19: Holyrood inquiry calls for plan to protect disproportionately affected groups

A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on human rights has called on the Scottish government’s recovery plan to ensure that those people who have already experienced disproportionately negative effects as a result of the coronavirus crisis do not suffer further.

Published 2 March 2021

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh recommends drug decriminalisation

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has suggested serious consideration be given to decriminalising drug use in order to resolve the "national emergency" of drug-related deaths in Scotland in a new report.

Published 2 March 2021

Gilson Gray acquires Practical Legal Solutions

Gilson Gray has acquired East Lothian-based Practical Legal Solutions. 

Published 2 March 2021

Database of miscarriages of justice in UK launched

A new database showing miscarriages of justice that have occurred over the past 50 years in all of the UK's legal jurisdictions has been launched at the University of Exeter.

Published 2 March 2021

Ann Frances Cooney joins DWF in Glasgow

DWF has appointed Ann Frances Cooney as partner in its employment practice in Glasgow.

Published 2 March 2021

Womble Bond Dickinson appoints Clare Lamond

Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has appointed Clare Lamond as a managing associate.

Published 2 March 2021

Watermans Legal appoints Tzana Webster head of property sales

Watermans Legal has appointed Tzana Webster as head of property sales.

Published 2 March 2021

Appointments at Complete Clarity Solicitors and Simplicity Legal

Clarity Simplicity has announced a number of promotions and appointments.

Published 2 March 2021

New trainees for Law At Work

Law At Work (LAW) has welcomed four new trainees to its employment law team.

Published 2 March 2021

Family win right to include Irish language epitaph on Coventry gravestone

The family of an Irish-born woman have won the right to include an Irish language epitaph without an English translation on her gravestone in Coventry.

Published 2 March 2021

Patrick Christie: If only I’d picked that Apple

Over the last few years you may have seen headlines telling you how much you would have made if you’d invested in Amazon, Apple, Microsoft etc. Companies like these have been coined ‘unicorns’; the term first used in 2013 by Aileen Lee (New York Times). A unicorn is a privately held start-up company valued at over $1 Billion.

Published 2 March 2021

Lady Hale to speak at SYLA’s Women in Law seminar

Former President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale, is to speak at this year's Women in Law seminar, hosted by the Scottish Young Lawyers' Association (SYLA).

Published 2 March 2021