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Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace to double its Stonehaven legal business

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace (RCCW) has increased its Stonehaven presence through the acquisition of local law firm Connons of Stonehaven (Connons).

Published 25 March 2019

Public education campaign to spread awareness of new domestic abuse laws

A public education campaign aims to help a new law making psychological or emotional maltreatment a form of domestic abuse in Scotland.

Published 25 March 2019

Cameron Intellectual Property establishes partnership with German firm

Cameron Intellectual Property has established a partnership with German-based RGTH (Richter Gerbaulet Thielemann Hofmann) to mitigate the uncertainty posed by Brexit.

Published 25 March 2019

Lady Hale calls for women to make up 'at least half of judges'

At least half of the UK's judges should be women, the President of the UK Supreme Court, Lady Hale, has said.

Published 25 March 2019

John Forsyth looks at reality of reducing knife crime in Glasgow

Legal journalist John Forsyth learns about the realities of rehabilitating convicted knife criminals on a visit to the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit in the latest episode of BBC Radio 4's From Our Home Correspondent.

Published 25 March 2019

And finally... special branch

A man accused of "butchering" a tree near his property has been ordered to pay £21,000 under proceeds of crime legislation.

Published 25 March 2019

Home Office has 'utterly failed' in overseeing safe and humane detention of individuals in the UK

Indefinite immigration detention should be brought to an end and there should be greater judicial oversight of the system as the Home Office has demonstrated a "shockingly cavalier" attitude in its approach to immigration detention and has overseen serious failings in almost every area of the immigration detention process, a new report by the Home Affairs Committee has found.

Published 22 March 2019

Scottish charity law consultation a 'missed opportunity'

The Scottish government's consultation on Scottish charity law has too limited a scope and represents a missed opportunity for meaningful reform according to audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

Published 22 March 2019

Tom Stocker: England leading the way on settling bribery cases?

Tom Stocker contrasts English DPAs and the Scottish civil settlement regime in the context of a parliamentary inquiry into bribery legislation, at which he himself gave evidence.

Published 22 March 2019

In pictures... Scottish Legal Awards 2019

Counter-fraud specialist Jill Sinclair was named Scotland’s lawyer of the year. Ms Sinclair, 37, heads up the counter-fraud operation for DWF north of the border and advises its insurance clients across the UK.

Published 22 March 2019

Faculty announces Open Day for senior pupils and students

Aspiring advocates will have a chance to see life at the Scottish bar when the Faculty of Advocates holds an Open Day for S5 and S6 school pupils and university students.

Published 22 March 2019

Law graduate one of two Scottish candidates to gain insolvency qualification

A University of Aberdeen law graduate has become a qualified insolvency practitioner after passing two sets of rigorous exams. Sar

Published 22 March 2019

Our Legal Heritage: Test of the bahr-recht

In many of his works Sir Walter Scott referred to real cases and described real criminal court room procedure, drawing on his legal training and experience as an advocate. He once wrote:

Published 22 March 2019

And finally... pox populi

A far-right politician opposed to compulsory vaccination of children has contracted chicken pox.

Published 22 March 2019