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Joanna Boag-Thomson elected chair of Scottish Council for Development and Industry

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) has elected Shepherd and Wedderburn partner Joanna Boag-Thomson as its chair.

Published 9 September 2021

Crimestoppers launches appeal over 1994 unsolved murder of Shona Stevens

Crimestoppers Scotland is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for anonymous information in connection with the historic case of the murder of Shona Stevens.

Published 9 September 2021

Thorntons’ lawyers raise funds to break cycle of homelessness

Thorntons took part in the organised cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Sunday to raise funds for Social Bite’s new villages, which will house and provide support to people affected by homelessness.

Published 9 September 2021

UN slams Texas abortion ban as neighbouring Mexico heads for decriminalisation

UN human rights experts have condemned an extremely restrictive new abortion ban in Texas as "structural sex and gender-based discrimination at its worst" – while a court ruling in neighbouring Mexico has paved the way for abortion to be decriminalised.

Published 9 September 2021

And finally… sundae blessings

The Pope sent 15,000 ice creams to inmates at two Rome prisons in an act of charity this summer.

Published 9 September 2021

Prisoner recalled from community release on two previous occasions fails in challenge of decision not to release him on licence

A prisoner who challenged a decision of the Parole Board that he should not be released from prison on licence has had his petition for judicial review of the decision refused by the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Published 8 September 2021

Exclusive: Lady Wolffe joins Strathclyde Law School as professor of practice

One of Scotland’s judges has joined the University of Strathclyde’s Law School as a professor of practice.

Published 8 September 2021

Scottish Land Court and Lands Tribunal for Scotland to be unified

The Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland are to be unified to form an expanded Land Court.

Published 8 September 2021

Law Society accuses Scottish government of dragging heels on legal aid

The Law Society of Scotland has accused the Scottish government of dragging its feet on legal aid reform following the announcement of its programme for government.

Published 8 September 2021

Police Scotland disgraced in court after admitting failings which led to M9 death

The Office of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland has admitted health and safety failings which led to the death of a 25-year-old woman.

Published 8 September 2021

Tribunal conference looks to the future

More than 260 people attended a tribunals conference held virtually yesterday to consider future developments as the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland enters a period of substantial expansion.

Published 8 September 2021

Sandy Moffat

The Scotsman has published an obituary of Sandy Moffat, who passed away on 13 July.

Published 8 September 2021

Pacitti Jones acquires Alexander, Jubb & Taylor

Pacitti Jones has acquired 167-year-old law firm Alexander, Jubb & Taylor, based in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Published 8 September 2021

Fiscal claims she was sacked after raising sexual harassment allegations

A former employee of the Crown Office has launched legal action against the prosecution body after claiming she was sacked for raising sexual harassment allegations against a colleague.

Published 8 September 2021

Urquharts welcomes two solicitors

Urquharts has announced the appointment of two solicitors.

Published 8 September 2021