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Levy & McRae appoints Carol Gammie and announces promotions

Levy & McRae has announced the appointment of Carol Gammie as an associate.

Published 13 July 2020

Murray Snell appoints Gail Clarke to estates team

Murray Snell, part of the MacRoberts Group, has appointed Gail Clarke in its estates, forestry, agriculture & renewables team.

Published 13 July 2020

Finance secretary names date for LBTT threshold change

Homebuyers will be able to take advantage of reduced rates of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) from this week, after Finance Secretary Kate Forbes responded to calls for a quick implementation of the change.

Published 13 July 2020

Claire Mitchell QC: My first experience of the virtual appeal court

Last week, I made my first virtual appearance in the Appeal Court to conduct an appeal against conviction and sentence. Unlike other courts, virtual appearances are nothing new – the appellants in sentence appeals having been appearing by way of video link since 2013 – however this was the first time for me that all parties were appearing on screen.

Published 13 July 2020

Panorama: How Scotland Cut Violent Crime

While the rest of the UK has struggled to contain rising levels of knife and gun crime, Scotland has dramatically reduced violent crime in the past 15 years. But how was it done? Panorama investigates.

Published 13 July 2020

Quill Legal raises funds for Will Aid

Quill Legal in Edinburgh has raised the sum of £805 for Will Aid after taking part in the 2019 Will Aid fundraising scheme.

Published 13 July 2020

China: Trans woman wins landmark employment discrimination case

A transgender woman has won a landmark employment discrimination case in China after being fired for taking leave for sex reassignment surgery.

Published 13 July 2020

And finally... up the creek

Criminal jurisdiction over nearly half of the state of Oklahoma has been thrown in doubt after the Supreme Court of the United States held that the territory belongs to Native Americans.

Published 13 July 2020

Millar & Bryce launches suite of new searches to support private client solicitors dealing with wills and executory

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Published 13 July 2020

Aberdeenshire man has murder sentence reduced

A man convicted of murdering a man in Turiff, Aberdeenshire, has had the punishment part of his sentence reduced on appeal to the High Court of Justiciary.

Published 10 July 2020

Group proceeding actions now available in Court of Session

New rules have been approved by the Court of Session enabling two or more people with the same, similar, or related claims to raise court proceedings in a single action for the first time.

Published 10 July 2020

Further redundancies at DWF

DWF is in the early stages of a consultation process on its UK business, which is understood to put between 15 and 18 positions at risk.

Published 10 July 2020

Property tax cut announcement creates ‘dangerous uncertainty’ in the housing market

Solicitor estate agents have accused the Scottish government of creating dangerous uncertainty in the housing market by announcing a proposed change to the property tax threshold without stating when it will be introduced.

Published 10 July 2020

Lawyer of the Month: Rachael Kelsey

When the Supreme Court gave its decision in long-running matrimonial dispute Villiers v Villiers this month it handed a significant victory to Edinburgh law firm SKO Family Law.

Published 10 July 2020

Geoff Clarke QC and Steve Love QC appointed to Scottish Gymnastics Conduct in Sport Panel

Compass Chambers has announced that Geoff Clarke QC and Steve Love QC have been appointed members of the Scottish Gymnastics Conduct in Sport Panel.

Published 10 July 2020