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Scotland's lawyers vote overwhelmingly in favour of People's Vote on final Brexit deal

Scotland's lawyers have voted overwhelmingly, by over 76 per cent, in favour of a "People's Vote" on the final Brexit deal.

Published 21 January 2019

Former Lord Advocate rules herself out of Sturgeon inquiry

Former Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini QC has ruled herself out of an investigation into whether First Minister Nicola Sturgeon broke the ministerial code by meeting with Alex Salmond last year.

Published 21 January 2019

Renewables expert Nicky Pascoe joins Burness Paull

One of Scotland’s top renewables lawyers has joined Burness Paull LLP as a director in the firm’s property team.

Published 21 January 2019

Aberdein Considine promotes David Orr to partner

Aberdein Considine has promoted David Orr to partner.

Published 21 January 2019

Kate Donachie: Fraudulent claims – are England and Scotland moving in different directions?

In a time of significant change to the civil litigation system, the approach to fraudulent exaggeration of insurance claims is diverging North and South of the border. This combination of developments may lead to a perfect storm for fraudulent claims in Scotland, writes Kate Donachie.

Published 21 January 2019

In pictures: Scots lawyers in London enjoy fantastic Burns Supper

Via Andrew Mackenzie: The Scottish Arbitration Centre had the pleasure of hosting a table at the Society of Scottish Lawyers in London Burns Supper, with guests Lisa Bingham, Louis Flannery QC, Samantha Cumming, Rona MacRae, Thomas Jones, Shimantika Mandal and Emily Albou.

Published 21 January 2019

Law firm funder aiming to fill legal aid gap raises £100m

A law firm funder which in part aims to fill the gap left by swingeing cuts to legal aid has raised £100 million in finance.

Published 21 January 2019

Northern Ireland: Car bomb explodes outside Derry courthouse

A car bomb exploded outside the courthouse in Derry on Saturday evening in a suspected dissident republican attack in which no one was harmed.

Published 21 January 2019

And finally... hallelujah!

A devout Christian who was fired because she refused to work on Sundays has been awarded $21 million in damages.

Published 21 January 2019

Human Rights Act under threat from UK government

The UK government has failed to give assurances that it will not repeal or replace the Human Rights Act – a stark contrast to its proclaimed commitment to "shared values of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms" – the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has stated.

Published 18 January 2019

Women workers win equal pay battle against Glasgow City Council

Thousands of women workers will be given payouts of about £35,000 by the end of 2019 after equal pay campaigners reached a settlement with Scotland's largest council.

Published 18 January 2019

Children’s Commissioner argues 12 is not an acceptable age of criminal responsibility

Responding to the evidence given by the Children’s Commissioner to the Equality & Human Rights Committee, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has pressed for the Scottish government to back his amendments to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least meet the new international minimum of 14, and possibly go higher to 16.

Published 18 January 2019

Two promoted to associate at Digby Brown

Digby Brown Solicitors has announced the appointment of two new associates.

Published 18 January 2019

Consultant psychiatrist to oversee mental health in custody review

A consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist is to oversee the independent expert review of mental health and wellbeing support for young people in custody.

Published 18 January 2019

Spain: Amnesty applies to observe trial of Catalan independence leaders

Amnesty International has applied to the Spanish courts for permission to observe the upcoming trial of twelve Catalan pro-independence politicians and activists.

Published 18 January 2019