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Man sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for breach of interdicts

At the Court of Session this morning, Lord Doherty sentenced Paul Mackenzie to 10 months imprisonment following a petition and complaint by Mackenzie Hall Ltd & PRA UK Holding PTY Limited in respect of his breach of interim interdict and breach of interdict.

Published 8 January 2015

Crown wins appeal over alleged armed bank robber’s ‘no case to answer’ acquittal

Prosecutors have successfully challenged a decision of a trial judge to uphold a defence submission of “no case to answer” in the case of a man accused of an attempted armed robbery at a bank.

Published 8 January 2015

US: Former Harvard law professor rebuts claims he had sex with underage girl in Epstein case

A lawyer accused of having sex with an underage girl who claims she was also ordered to have sex with the Duke of York has rebutted the claims, calling them "salacious and scurrilous", and has requested his name be removed from the accusatory documents.

Published 7 January 2015

And finally… just do it

A man has avoided jail by using his trainers as bail bond in lieu of money.

Published 7 January 2015

Inksters Solicitors shortlisted for worldwide social media award

Following on from yesterday’s news that Inksters Solicitors has been ranked third in the UK for the quality of its Twitter account, the firm has now been shortlisted for the “most innovative use of social media” award at the 2015 Managing Partner Forum Awards for Management Excellence, in association with Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times.

Published 7 January 2015

New equality strategy aims to help solicitors achieve career goals

The Law Society of Scotland’s new three-year equality strategy aims to improve equality in the legal profession and support solicitors as they progress through their careers.

Published 7 January 2015

Improving profitability seen as biggest challenge for law firms in 2015

Research covering 5,000 law firms across the UK has found that 55 per cent of respondents see improving profitability as the biggest challenge of 2015, The Lawyer reports.

Published 7 January 2015

‘Welcome stability’ returns to Perthshire property market

Perthshire property bosses are reflecting on ‘a year of stability’ in the local market, and predicting a similar theme to 2015.

Published 7 January 2015

Faculty says planned oil and gas regulator will need robust measures to avoid conflicts of interest

A planned new regulator of the UK’s oil and gas reserves could face conflicts of interest in its work and “robust” measures will be needed to eliminate the risk, according to the Faculty of Advocates.

Published 7 January 2015

New sheriffs appointed in Tayside, Central and Fife

A number of new sheriffs have been appointed in Tayside, Central and Fife.

Published 7 January 2015

Scottish ministers warned to be careful in establishing ‘duty of candour’ for health workers

Scottish ministers have been warned by lawyers to be careful over moves to make it incumbent on social care and medical staff to disclose medical blunders to patients.

Published 7 January 2015

Inner House makes expenses award against Lord Advocate in Salvesen v Riddell case

A landlord who was forced to go to the Inner House of the Court of Session to defend his property rights has been awarded expenses from the Lord Advocate after judges ruled that he had been “unavoidably drawn” into a “costly and prolonged litigation”.

Published 7 January 2015

Scots lawyers group says divorce is hurting businesses and offers alternative

A body comprising Scottish lawyers, family consultants and financial specialists has found that businesses in Scotland are suffering as a result of divorce and separation.

Published 6 January 2015

New commissioners appointed to Scottish Law Commission

Two new commissioners were recently appointed to the Scottish Law Commission (SLC).

Published 6 January 2015