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Denise Loney appointed as managing director of Yuill+Kyle

Specialist debt recovery firm Yuill+Kyle, part of the MacRoberts Group, has appointed Denise Loney as its new managing director.

Published 21 October 2021

Registers of Scotland: House prices up 16 per cent in a year

The latest figures from Registers of Scotland (ROS) show that the average price of a property in Scotland in August 2021 was £180,832, an increase of 16.9 per cent on August 2020.

Published 21 October 2021

Gateway open for British tourists injured abroad to sue through UK courts

British tourists who are injured abroad will be permitted to sue through the UK courts, after a woman succeeded in her Supreme Court case against a hotel chain to establish jurisdiction.

Published 21 October 2021

Vincent Connor

The Scotsman has published an obituary of Pinsent Masons partner Vincent Connor, who passed away on October 5 at the age of 57.

Published 21 October 2021

Officers complain of sexism and racism in Police Scotland

Police Scotland has been urged by a watchdog to take a "strong and bold" position on equality and diversity.

Published 21 October 2021

St. James’s Place named Law Society of Scotland strategic partner

Wealth management business St. James’s Place has joined the Law Society of Scotland’s strategic partnership programme to provide wealth management and financial planning expertise and support for Scottish solicitors and their clients.

Published 21 October 2021

England: Family judge rejects 28 ‘DIY divorce’ applications from unregulated website

A family judge has rejected 28 “DIY divorce” applications after couples who used an unregulated website gave the exact same reasons for wanting to divorce.

Published 21 October 2021

And finally… village idiots

Drunken villagers in India are being locked in cages and taunted by schoolchildren in order to deter them from alcoholism.

Published 21 October 2021

Purported assignee of standard security relying on redacted document ruled to have no title to enforce by Glasgow sheriff

A sheriff has ruled that the purported assignee of a standard security had no title to enforce it against the original granter and was in breach of court rules by not lodging an unredacted version of the assignation it founded upon with the court.

Published 20 October 2021

Lawyers must defend judiciary, senior American judge tells Edinburgh audience

An effective response to attacks on judicial independence should come from the bar, a senior American judge told an audience in Edinburgh last night.

Published 20 October 2021

Family law expert becomes dual accredited

Simpson & Marwick’s David Coutts has become dual accredited in both family and child law by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 20 October 2021

Burness Paull becomes first law firm to use Pawprint for Business

Burness Paull has become the first law firm to use Pawprint, rolling out Pawprint for Business firmwide as part of it commitment to improving its sustainability and carbon footprint.

Published 20 October 2021

Thorntons welcomes five new solicitors

Thorntons has welcomed five new solicitors in a move that signals its continuing growth and expansion.

Published 20 October 2021

Northern Ireland’s PPS defend Hutchings prosecution

Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service has defended its decision to prosecute Army veteran Dennis Hutchings over a Troubles shooting.

Published 20 October 2021

Poland may be deprived of Covid funds over rule of law dispute with EU

Poland is at loggerheads with the EU again as the rule of law dispute between Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the bloc deepens.

Published 20 October 2021