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Leann Brown joins private client team at Lindsays

Lindsays has expanded its private client team with the appointment of Leann Brown.

Published 21 April 2021

Outer House judgment favours employer contracts of employment

Miller Samuel Hill Brown has welcomed a decision issued by Lady Wolffe in the Outer House of the Court of Session this week, regarding the enforcement of post-termination non-compete restrictions in a contract of employment.

Published 21 April 2021

Fraser Kane: HM Treasury launches consultation on regulation of ‘mini-bonds’

Fraser Kane looks at the shape of things to come for non-transferable debt securities.

Published 21 April 2021

EY: Businesses shun litigation for conciliation as rise in legal claims expected

UK businesses have avoided using litigation to resolve commercial disputes during the Covid-19 pandemic, instead turning to negotiation and mediation, according to new research by EY.

Published 21 April 2021

Pace Rehabilitation launches in Scotland

Pace Rehabilitation, the UK’s largest independent private provider of amputee rehabilitation services, officially launched its first clinic in Scotland with an online webinar that attracted more than 100 delegates from the personal injury sector.

Published 21 April 2021

Dr Borg-Barthet appointed to European Commission Expert Group Against SLAPP

Aberdeen University's Dr Justin Borg-Barthet has been appointed to the European Commission's Expert Group Against SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation).

Published 21 April 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Legal writing

Benjamin Bestgen this week encourages lawyers to consider the craft of writing. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 21 April 2021

And finally… star-crossed turnstiles

Plans to limit the number of tourists visiting the famous Romeo and Juliet balcony in Verona have been blocked by a court.

Published 21 April 2021

Man admonished for assaulting ex-wife given harsher sentence by Sheriff Appeal Court

A Crown appeal against the sentencing of a man convicted of assaulting his ex-wife has succeeded before the Criminal Division of the Sheriff Appeal Court, which has imposed a community payback order in place of the original sentence.

Published 20 April 2021

No FAI into 2017 Cameron House Hotel deaths

Following an investigation and criminal prosecution leading to the conviction of two parties, Crown counsel, on behalf of the Lord Advocate, have decided not to hold a fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of Richard Dyson and Simon Midgley at Cameron House Hotel in December 2017.

Published 20 April 2021

New recruits for Esson & Aberdein

New law firm Esson & Aberdein has taken on two new recruits.

Published 20 April 2021

Lisa Gregory: Stonehaven derailment offers more questions than answers

The publication yesterday of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) Interim Report on the derailment of a passenger train at Carmont, Aberdeenshire, last August offers more questions than answers, writes Lisa Gregory.

Published 20 April 2021

SLN Interview: Julia McPartlin on why defence lawyers must unite

Margaret Taylor speaks to Julia McPartlin, president of the newly formed Scottish Solicitors Bar Association, on the crisis that has led to its formation.

Published 20 April 2021

MurrayBlackburnMackenzie: Greens’ commitment to enshrining Yogyakarta principles needs scrutiny

Dr Kath Murray, Lucy Hunter Blackburn and Lisa Mackenzie of MurrayBlackburnMackenzie cast a critical eye over the Yogyakarta principles.

Published 20 April 2021

Companies must invest in pensions to free up next generation of talent

Businesses that fail to provide for employees’ retirement are storing up a potential staffing crisis according to a new report on the challenges facing boards in dealing with pension liabilities.

Published 20 April 2021